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BRAC Economic Outlook: Full Job Recovery Possible by 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. (December 7, 2021) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today forecast that the regional economy is primed for growth in 2022, based upon new survey data and private forecasts included in its 2022 Economic Outlook report, which was released at a luncheon event presented by IBERIABANK, a division of First Horizon Bank. The report is available for download at brac.org/research.  

Baton Rouge leaders say BRCC programs can help labor shortage

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A new study by Baton Rouge Community College shows the college has a $300 million economic impact.

Governor & EBR mayor-president attend infrastructure bill signing at White House

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill signing will be well represented today by Louisiana elected officials that include Governor John Bel Edwards and East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.

Rural Sourcing to Establish 150-Job Software Development center in Downtown Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, La. (November 10, 2021) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) joined Gov. John Bel Edwards and Rural Sourcing CEO Monty Hamilton today in announcing that the company will establish a new software development center in downtown Baton Rouge. The project will create 150 direct new jobs with average salaries of $75,000, plus benefits.

BRAC Raises $2.49M in Early Commitments Toward 2026 Strategic Plan

Baton Rouge, La. (November 9, 2021) – Today, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) announced that early funding campaign efforts have raised $2.49 million in annual commitments from the business and philanthropic community for its upcoming five-year regional strategic plan.

Baton Rouge sees job growth but many sectors still face shortages

Construction is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the Baton Rouge area as building and maintenance projects pick up across the Capitol Region following the COVID-19 slowdown seen across all sectors.

Potential sites for 3rd Miss. River bridge whittled down to 17; construction could be finished by 2027

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Drivers could have a new option to navigate around Baton Rouge traffic as soon as 2027.

Miami showcasing arts, career schools to EBR delegation: ‘This is going to be strictly business’

An East Baton Rouge delegation led by Superintendent Sito Narcisse and several School Board members are visiting Miami next week to visit arts-oriented schools.

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