SoLA Super Region

The Capital Region sits in the center of the Southeast Louisiana Super Region, or SoLA, the business and cultural heart of the Gulf Coast. SoLA unites the Baton Rouge, Bayou and New Orleans regions to collaboratively identify and promote initiatives that foster a thriving economic climate and superior quality of life for the businesses and residents of all three regions.

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A Greater Population

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area holds a population of 840,000, and when expanded to the super region, the population increases to 2.57 million. Located in the center of the super region, Baton Rouge is uniquely poised to pull cross commuters from the surrounding regions.

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A United Force

The SoLA Super Region, representing more than half of Louisiana’s legislative seats, understands the importance of a unified voice when advocating for select policy issues.

Each legislative term, SoLA representatives unite to advocate for policies that make the super region a more attractive place to live, work, and grow a business.

Policy Focus Areas

State Budget Reform 

Funding for Higher Education Institutions 

Regional Transportation Upgrades 

Criminal Justice Reform 

2020 SoLA Super Region Committee

Greater New Orleans Members

NameOrganization
CJ BlacheRoedel Parsons, Chair
Rhonda BagbyHumana
Jerry BolognaJEDCO
LaToya CantrellMayor, New Orleans
Pete DufresneParish President, St. James
Joey DiFattaSt. Bernard EDF
Robert HabansThe Data Center
Michael HechtGNO, Inc.
Jaclyn HotardParish President, St. John
Todd C. JamesBroadmoor
Andy KopplinGNOF
Walter LegerLeger Shaw
John LittleInternational Properties
Paul MatthewsPort of Plaquemines
Rosalind PeychaudOffice of Community Dev
Devin RicciKean Miller
Darrell SaizonDarrell J. Saizon & Associates
Cynthia Lee ShengParish President, Jefferson
Ronnie SloneThe Slone Group
Mark SpanselAdams & Reese
Michael WilliamsonUnited Way of SELA
Jason WilsonU.S. EDA

Baton Rouge Members

NameOrganization
Skip PhillipsTaylor Porter, Imm Past Chair
George BellCapital Area United Way
Sharon W. BroomeMayor-President, Baton Rouge
Ralph BenderManship Media Group
Neva ButkusLA Budget Project
John DiezAscension Parish
Scott ChenevertFishman Haygood
Jason DroddyLSU
Pat FelderFelder Collision
Ryan GreeneNAI Latter & Blum
Jamie HanksWest BR Chamber
Michael HuntPhelps Dunbar
Bryan JonesHNTB
Morgan KastnerBRAC
Adam KnappBRAC
Cornelius LewisGulf Coast BIDCO
Nial PatelCornerstone
Ryland PercyPercy Lanoux
Bill SlaughterSSA Consultants
Erin Monroe WesleyCox
Christy ReevesOchsner

Bayou Region Members

NameOrganization
Nestor NavarroNavarro Int’l Group
Dustin RabalaisT Baker and Son
Daryl Roy3D Media
Matt RookardTerrebonne EDA
Greg StockThibodaux Reg Health System
Vic LaFontSLEC
Cody BlanchardWhite Car Marketing

Past Chair Emeritus

NameOrganization
Dale BenoitPrint-All
Robert BurgessSt. Elizabeth Hospital
Roger OgdenOgden Investments
Marty MayerStirling Properties
John SpainBRAF
Rob StuartRetired, Capital One Bank
Scott WhittakerStone Pigman
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