BRAC actively engages and develops research on issues that have a significant impact on economic development in the Baton Rouge area, but may not fit within a traditional category. Listed below is research that is not specifically covered by a BRAC issue council, yet still represents important components of the region’s economic development.
Improving How EBR Parish Selects Architects and Engineers
This Issue Brief examines the East Baton Rouge City-Parish selection process for architectural, engineering, and surveyor firms.
At-large Seats for the EBR Parish Metropolitan Council
This Issue Brief discusses one potential improvement to the East Baton Rouge City-Parish government: the creation of “at-large” seats on the Metropolitan Council.
Compensation of Metro Council Members
This Issue Brief analyzes historical levels of salary and benefits for council service in East Baton Rouge, and benchmarks compensation of the Metro Council against the salary and benefits levels of 39 other city councils from across the U.S.
Holding the Line and Moving Forward: Supporting Strong State Governmental Ethics Laws for Louisiana
This strategy paper outlines BRAC's targeted priorities for proposed governmental ethics legislation being considered during the current session of the Legislature. The paper states the importance of Louisiana maintaining its position atop national ethics laws rankings due to its positive effect on economic development.
Strategic Investments in LED: Creating a World-Class Statewide Economic Development Agency
This strategy paper outlines BRAC's priorities for strategic investments in Louisiana Economic Development (LED) being considered during the 2008 session of the Legislature. The paper states the importance of ensuring that LED has the necessary resources to maximize their economic development efforts.
Strategy to optimize the international trade potential of Southeast Louisiana
In the first major joint effort between BRAC and GNO, Inc., the organizations partnered to commission the analysis and release the results of a study about the international trade and logistics landscape, and how Southeast Louisiana can best leverage its unique assets for the greatest economic benefit. The study, conducted by Booz Allen Hamilton, a premier international management consultancy, focused on how the region can maximize its competitive strengths, by assessing what assets are available, and what assets need to be developed.