Findings to be used for business planning and forecasting

Baton Rouge, La. (October 23, 2017) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today opened its 2018 economic outlook survey and invited business and community leaders from the Capital Region to complete it. Responses will be compiled in BRAC’s 2018 Economic Outlook, a decision-making tool for businesses throughout the nine-parish region. The survey will remain open through Friday, November 10, at brac.org/economicsurvey.

“We rely on the input of business owners and leaders in compiling this tool,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC’s president and CEO. “Through the survey responses, we receive first-hand input on key indicators that together illustrate the direction of the regional economy. More responses mean we will be able to better plan and prepare, and so will regional businesses.”

BRAC’s Economic Competitiveness team began producing the annual Economic Outlook in 2007. Since its inception, the report has become the market standard for annual regional economic data. The 2018 Economic Outlook will be delivered on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at BRAC’s Regional Stakeholders’ Breakfast, and will be available on brac.org.

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 brac.org.

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