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BRCC, IBM announce free job skills program

Job seekers now have another option for learning new job skills: digital coursework and assistance from Baton Rouge Community College, the BRCC Foundation and IBM.

IBM, BRCC partner to offer free high-tech training

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Through a partnership with tech-giant IBM, Baton Rouge Community College will offer free training in emerging technology that could help some workers land better-paying jobs.

Area chambers back state gas tax increase while LABI, NFIB still undecided

The Southeast Super Region Committee—a partnership of economic development organizations that includes the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Greater New Orleans Inc., and the South Louisiana Council—has come out in support of a bill that would raise the state’s gasoline tax to fund key infrastructure projects while also increasing oversight of the state transportation department.

SoLA Super Region Committee Endorses Right-Sized Infrastructure Investment Ahead of Legislative Session

Baton Rouge La. (February 22, 2021) – The Southeast Super Region (SoLA) Committee voted to support the Government Reform in Transportation (GRIT) Act ahead of the 2021 regular session of the Louisiana legislature.

Baton Rouge area Business Briefs for Feb. 21, 2021

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber will hold its 2021 annual meeting virtually from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. March 31.

BRAC to Announce Legislative Agenda, Bestow Awards at Annual Meeting set for March 31

Baton Rouge, La. (February 10, 2021) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced its 2021 Annual Meeting presented by Humana will take place virtually on Wednesday, March 31 from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Registration is available at

BRAC releases 2021 Annual Meeting details

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced today that its 2021 Annual Meeting presented by Humana will take place virtually on Wednesday, March 31.

Japan-Based Shintech Expands Iberville and West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Operations

Shintech Louisiana, the world’s leading manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride resins or PVC, will invest $1.3 billion to expand its manufacturing and packaging facilities in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes, Louisiana.

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