Baton Rouge Area business and community leaders will make their tenth trip in 2018 to reflect upon important policy issues facing the Capital Region and learn how the destination region, Cincinnati, Ohio, addresses similar matters. The Regional Canvas Benchmarking Workshop is an effort by BRAC in conjunction with the Office of Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Sharon Weston Broome. Business leaders from the Capital Region and surrounding areas are expected to participate.

Event Details

The Regional Canvas Benchmarking Workshop will be held May 20 – 22, 2018, in Cincinnati Ohio.


$2,350 per person, which includes all transportation, lodging and meals.


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Charter Flight

Canvas participants will travel to Cincinnati via a private charter flight. The flight will depart from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport the morning of Sunday, May 20 and arrive back in Baton Rouge the evening of Tuesday, May 22. Checked luggage is included.

About Cincinnati

Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio and the 25th largest city in the United States by metropolitan population. Long known as the “Queen City,” for its ideal situation at the peak of the Ohio River and its rich culture and heritage, a predominantly German population settled Cincinnati in the late 1700s. Much of its architecture is reminiscent of the beauty of Western Europe and the gilded Art Deco styles of the early twentieth century. Today, the city is renowned for experiencing a remarkable renaissance that packs significant energy, progress and vibrancy in a compact Midwest city center. Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies call this unique city home along with ambitious entrepreneurs and passionate artists.

Why Cincinnati

From the story of redevelopment in Over-the-Rhine to its strong ecosystem for entrepreneurs, Cincinnati has become a national best practice in many of the areas of BRAC’s five year strategic plan. Session topics during Canvas will include:

  • Quality of place and redevelopment
  • Innovative workforce initiatives
  • Diversity and inclusion in business
  • Entrepreneurship and startups
  • Creative community investment

Check back for more information on the workshop’s agenda.


More sponsorship opportunities are available and listed in BRAC’s sponsorship prospectus.