February 22, 2017
Taylor Porter is a premier sponsor of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) 2nd Annual Statewide Economic Development Summit, to be held Tuesday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center. The event's featured sponsor is Entergy, and along with Taylor Porter, additional premier sponsors include NRG Energy, Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, and Louisiana Economic Development.
The Summit will feature keynote presentations by Governor John Bel Edwards, Greg Burkart of Duff & Phelps, Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., of Mississippi State University Extension, and Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Don Pierson. The event lineup will also include additional presentations and panels.
The regional economic development organizations convening the Summit include:
Additional event information, including the full event agenda, are available at brac.org/edsummit.
Supporting sponsors include One Acadiana, Lafayette Economic Development Authority, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, South Louisiana Economic Council, and the Louisiana Regional Leadership Council. Economic development partner sponsors include GNO, Inc., and the North Louisiana Economic Partnership. Promotional support is provided by Biz New Orleans and the Baton Rouge Business Report.
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, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development.