Findings to be used for business planning and forecasting

Baton Rouge, La. (October 23, 2018) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today opened its 2019 economic outlook survey and invited business leaders from the Capital Region to complete it. Responses will be compiled in BRAC’s 2019 Economic Outlook, a decision-making tool for the organization and businesses throughout the nine-parish region. The survey will remain open through Friday, November 2, at brac.org/economicsurvey.

“BRAC’s annual economic forecast has become a critical decision-support tool for businesses of all sizes,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC’s president and CEO. “It all starts with many business owners and leaders telling us about their companies, giving us input on their business outlook and view of the regional economy. We need widespread participation on this – the results help everyone to better plan and prepare.”

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 2019 Economic Outlook will be delivered in December at BRAC’s Regional Stakeholders’ Breakfast. The presentation will offer insights, analysis and a forecast of the Capital Region’s economy for the upcoming year. The report will also be published online at 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 www.brac.org.

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