October 24, 2019
Taylor Porter sponsored the 2019 Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy, and held October 22-23, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge.
Presentations from national and local speakers spotlighted best practices and big ideas for the future of economic development, with keynote presentations including “Economic Development in the Age of the New Localism”; “Accelerating Inclusive Entrepreneurship: The Opportunity and Challenge”; and “Federal Trade Myths and their Impact on Louisiana’s Economy.” The Summit also featured a "Fireside Chat" with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards as he fielded questions from Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips.
The keynote sponsor was Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance. Premier sponsors included Taylor Porter, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, and LED. Networking sponsors include Transformyx and Rural Jobs Coalition. Promotional sponsors included Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, Biz – Northwest Louisiana, and Louisiana Life Magazine. Supporting sponsors included Savage Services, SWLA Economic Development Alliance, EATEL, SLEC, GNO, Inc , One Acadiana, LEDA, NLEP, Port of South Louisiana, and LIDEA.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, midsize firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy.