BRAC’s work is driven by the business community, and much of the direction of that work comes from direct feedback through our many councils and committees. Learn about each and how you can participate:
Business Development Advisory Council
The Business Development Advisory Council acts as an oversight and an advisory body to BRAC’s Business Development team. The council reviews and provides constructive feedback for business development work plans, programs, and initiatives. There is limited access to the council based on investment level.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee seeks to promote a broader dialogue on the importance of diversity and inclusion business practices and their economic benefits for the Capital Region. The committee has recently helped plan BRAC’s annual Diversity in Business event and selected winners for the Diversity Star Award.
Education & Workforce Issue Council
The Education & Workforce Issue Council oversees and guides all policy issues and initiatives pertaining to the education and development of the Capital Region workforce. The council’s key focuses include early childhood education, career and college readiness, and more.
The Legislative Committee reviews, develops and supports issues that promote a positive, proactive economic environment for the Capital Region. The committee has recently been engaged in legislation to steer millions of dollars to infrastructure in the Capital Region as well as return blighted properties to commerce, amongst other issue areas.
Quality of Place Committee
The Quality of Place Committee enhances the region’s competitiveness by improving public amenities and the visual impact of the region in collaboration with business, government, and non-profit partners. The committee’s monthly meetings focus on bolstering blight abatement processes as well as ensuring smart growth development within the region.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council works to enhance the region’s competitiveness by increasing services to small businesses and communicating important policy issues impacting job creation. The council’s key recurring event is its free Small Business Series. Are you ready to join a committee? Contact BRAC’s Business Concierge to find the best fit for you.