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Economic Diversification, Livability Enhancements Top BRAC’s 2023 Legislative Priorities 

April 6, 2023

Baton Rouge, LA (April 6, 2023) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced the priorities for which the organization will advocate during the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, which begins on Monday, April 10, and runs through June 8.

Amazon Offers Exclusive Look of Its New Facility in BR

April 4, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – For the first time, Amazon showed off the inside of a massive new fulfillment center at the old Cortana Mall site.

East Baton Rouge businesses to be More Involved in Student Internship Success

March 30, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Talent Action Collaborative is a business-led task force that aligns the needs of the workforce with education, ensuring that high school juniors are receiving the tools they need to be employable.

Groups Seek Help from Local Business to Host Summer Internship Program

March 29, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The East Baton Rouge School System, alongside the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, is offering high school seniors a paid summer internship.

Placid Refining, Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Louisiana

March 27, 2023

Placid Refining, an independent petroleum refining company, plans to relocate its headquarters to Baton Rouge and modernize its existing facility in Port Allen, Louisiana. The $66 million project is expected to create 20 jobs.

Unemployment Rates in Baton Rouge Decrease Over Past Two Years

March 24, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana’s unemployment rate has seen a decrease for two years consecutively and data released by the Federal Bureau of Labor statistics show that the adjusted number of people employed is approaching historic levels.

BRAC to Companies: Consider Hiring High School Students as Interns

March 24, 2023

For Baton Rouge businesses that plan to have a Capital Region presence over the next decade, the best way to ensure they have a reliable workforce for years to come is to provide opportunities to today’s teenagers through part-time jobs and internships, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber says.

Placid Refining Relocates Headquarters from Texas to Louisiana

March 23, 2023

Placid Refining, an independent petroleum refining company, announced it is investing $66 million to relocate its headquarters from Dallas to Baton Rouge and modernize its existing facility in Port Allen.

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