The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is a non-profit, investor-driven organization that leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 businesses, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community.

Economic Research and Policy Analyst

Organization Description

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is a non-profit, investor-driven organization that leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 businesses, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community.

 

Mission

The Economic Research and Policy Analyst will be responsible for tracking and understanding economic, policy, legislative, business, and market trends impacting the region. They will also maintain intelligence on the key business and policy sectors in the Baton Rouge area, lead data collection and conduct research to support and inform key policy focus areas, including workforce development, education, transportation, crime, healthcare and others.

 

Goals and Objectives

  • Assist with complex economic, policy, legislative, and fiscal analysis related to implementation of  BRAC’s strategic plan
  • Respond to requests for economic information from BRAC staff members, board members, investors, regional stakeholders, and the general public
  • Perform data collection, analysis and reporting (e.g., population, income, economic indicators and business sector analysis) for internal and external audiences
  • Lead a BRAC issue-specific public policy committee
  • Conduct research to support economic development lead generation, including identifying high growth companies in specific geographic regions, developing target industry company lists and provide essential content to strategic initiatives
  • Represent BRAC on appropriate committees and boards, as requested, to enhance the organization’s involvement and visibility in the community
  • Maintain confidentiality of client and organizational information as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Business Intelligence and Policy & Research Directors

 

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, economics or finance
  • Or, a bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 1-2 years relevant job experience

 

Skills Required

  • Proficient with Microsoft office products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adept and confident in communicating complex data-driven analysis and recommendations
  • Exceptional analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative)

To Apply

Please send cover letters and resumes to andrew@brac.org with the subject line “Economic Research Analyst.” No in-person inquiries will be accepted for this position. Only emailed submissions will be accepted.