BRAC is an aggressively ambitious regional economic development organization with a bias for action. BRAC represents the nine-parish Capital Region working with local and state entities to advance economic development for everyone.


The Baton Rouge Area Chamber represents the nine-parish Capital Region of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parishes, working with local and state entities to advance economic development for everyone. BRAC seeks to push Baton Rouge beyond the status quo, unleash its potential, and support a vibrant business community that believes the finish line does not exist.

BRAC\’s strategic goals are to:

  • Bolster our talent pipeline
  • Diversify our industry base and job opportunities
  • Create a more inclusive economy
  • Enhance our region\’s livability

BRAC’s work is funded and guided by dedicated Capital Region businesses that choose to invest in the organization either annually or in five-year commitments.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Broadband
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Watershed Planning

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Management Issues

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Research

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Home Based

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Parish Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Subcontracting Opportunities


  • Coworking
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Research

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General
Primary Contact
Chris Spalatin
564 Laurel St
Baton Rouge, LA 70801