Baton Rouge, LA (August 23, 2017) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today issued a public policy commentary analyzing Together Baton Rouge’s recent attack on the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP), and defending the incentive’s role in recruiting and retaining manufacturing companies in the Capital Region. The commentary addresses the misinformation disseminated by Together Baton Rouge and urges local governing bodies to collaborate toward timely decisions on ITEP applications. The full commentary is attached and available online.

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, mid-sized 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 www.brac.org.