Keynote presentations include Governor John Bel Edwards and Harvard’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter 

BATON ROUGE, La. (February 1, 2018) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced the agenda for the upcoming Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy, to be held on Tuesday, February 27, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. The full agenda is available at brac.org/edsummit. 
 
“As the importance of economic development continues to drive local, state and national conversations, we look forward to coming together as a professional community to learn best practices, network and build a common agenda for moving the state forward,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “This is the best lineup of national and local speakers for a summit that we’ve ever had; the quality of the event and the statewide attendees make it truly unique.” 
 
Presentations from national and local speakers will spotlight best practices and big ideas for the future of economic development, with keynote presentations including “Leadership to Reinvent Transportation and Infrastructure”; “Pursuing Inclusive Growth in an Age of Disruption”; and “Incentives, Trends and Realities in a New Political World.” The Summit will also feature a business panel led by LED Secretary Don Pierson, a mayoral panel, and more. 
 
Event registration is available at brac.org/events. Registration for the Summit, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $90. Registration for the February 26 networking reception is $10. Discounted room rates at L’Auberge Casino Hotel of $119 are available for event attendees on Monday, February 26; call 1-866-261-7777 and use the group code RBRAC.  
 
The event is presented by Entergy. App/tech sponsor is Louisiana Economic Development. Premier sponsors include CenturyLink, LIDEA, Sparkhound, and Taylor Porter. Promotional sponsors include Biz New Orleans, Baton Rouge Business Report, and Louisiana Radio Network. Networking sponsor is Eatel Business. Supporting sponsors include Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, GNO, Inc., One Acadiana, North Louisiana Economic Partnership, South Louisiana Economic Council, and Lafayette Economic Development Authority. 
 
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. More information is available at brac.org. 
 
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