Economic Development

Baton Rouge is Louisiana's economic engine. As the most cost-friendly mid-sized city for business in the country (KPMG 2016), Baton Rouge is attracting global players with major operations to the area. Baton Rouge is also situated in the state with the No. 1 workforce training program in the U.S. (LED FastStart®) and is home to one of the most productive workforces in the Southeast.

Economic development in East Baton Rouge Parish is led by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC). BRAC serves the entire nine-parish Capital Region, with a vision for Baton Rouge to be one of the leading economies and premier business locations in the country, growing and attracting talent with its unique culture, vibrant communities and beautiful spaces. Visit to learn more.

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