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Founded more than 100 years ago in the heart of Louisiana’s economic development in the state capitol Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, with a diverse range of local, regional, national and international clients in the most complex transactions and litigation across a variety of industries.

Named by French explorers as “the Red Stick City,” Baton Rouge is where Louisiana’s capital, flagship university, and unique Cajun and Creole cultures all come together in one nine-parish (county) region. Located in Southeast Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the fifth largest city on the Mississippi River and home to Louisiana’s largest parish.While Baton Rouge residents share a love for all things local, they also enjoy being just over an hour away from “The Big Easy” (New Orleans) and “Cajun Country” (Lafayette) and having the freedom to fly direct to the four largest U.S. hub airports via the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. And yes, our tailgates outside Tiger Stadium have made Baton Rouge famous as a college town, but Baton Rouge is transforming into so much more—a Southern city that is cultivating innovative companies and Louisiana’s next generation of leaders. Coca Cola. ExxonMobil. IBM. Electronic Arts—these global players and more have major operations in Baton Rouge—the most cost-friendly mid-sized city for business in the country (KPMG 2016)—and draw talent from the 31,414+ students at Louisiana State University, Southern University and Baton Rouge Community College. Baton Rouge has one of the nation’s lowest costs of doing business, the No. 1 state workforce training program in the U.S. (LED FastStart®) and one of the most productive workforces in the Southeast.

Strategically located at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Baton Rouge Area’s assets are integral to the nation’s logistics and energy networks. The deepwater Port of Greater Baton Rouge keeps the country connected as a gateway to America’s heartland, the Gulf of Mexico, Latin America and beyond.  Not to mention, the 45-foot shipping channel also provides direct access to ship, barge, truck and rail, and links to other major ports between north Florida and south Texas. This existing infrastructure coupled with the area’s expertise has allowed Baton Rouge to play a leading role in the energy industry in Louisiana – which ranks No. 2 in crude oil and No. 3 in natural gas production in the U.S. In fact, Baton Rouge’s ExxonMobil facility is one of the five largest in the nation.

With 6,000 new jobs added this year and a high median income, Baton Rouge is Louisiana’s leader in job creation. Baton Rouge residents can make the most out of their paycheck due to a low cost of living that’s much lower than neighboring Houston and Atlanta. With housing costs 15.6% below the U.S. average (68.1% lower than Chicago and 20% lower than Atlanta and Houston), residents can choose to live in apartments in lively downtown Baton Rouge overlooking the Mississippi, bungalows in historic neighborhoods such as Beauregard Town or Spanish Town, brand new homes in award-winning planned communities, or serene spaces in the region’s more rural parishes.

Why Do Business in Baton Rouge?

Baton Rouge boasts a combination of geographic, economic, political and workforce assets that consistently land it among the top-performing regions in the country.

  • Proximity and accessibility to multimodal transportation options
  • Interstate systems I-10, I-12, I-55
  • U.S. Highways 190 and 65
  • Three class one railroads
  • Deep water access through the Port of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Low overall business and living costs
  • Competitive business tax structure
  • Local universities and colleges
  • Louisiana State University
  • Southern University
  • Baton Rouge Community College
  • River Parishes Community College
  • Acclaimed health care institutions

Taylor Porter is proud to have its founding roots in Baton Rouge and is dedicated to furthering the economic development of the city.

Please visit several sites below to better experience the state capitol of Louisiana. 

Baton Rouge Business and Economic Rankings
Visit Baton Rouge
Eight Reasons to Move to Baton Rouge
Places to Eat Downtown
Map of Downtown Baton Rouge Restaurants
Baton Rouge Restaurant Guide
Baton Rouge Hotels 
Downtown Business Association of Baton Rouge
City of Baton Rouge 
Baton Rouge Area Chamber
#ThinkBR Videos by BRAC
City Data – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
What’s Happening in Baton Rouge?
Baton Rouge Guide
Port of Greater Baton Rouge
Louisiana State University
LSU Athletics
Southern University
Southern University Athletics
The Advocate
Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge People, Entertainment and Lifestyles - 225 Magazine
Nola.com - Baton Rouge News
WBRZ-TV Channel 2
WAFB-TV Channel 9
WVLA-TV and Fox 44

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