BRF is an economic development organization establishing north Louisiana as a preferred destination for high growth initiatives.


BRF is an economic development organization establishing North Louisiana as a preferred destination for high-growth initiatives. Diversifying and growing the region’s economy is its mission. It fulfills this mission through initiatives that recruit new businesses to the region and support community, regional and national needs in health and medicine, resources for entrepreneurs and the development of a science and technology-based workforce.

BRF leads seven initiatives in economic development that span business recruitment, the development of a regional defense industry, workforce development and digital media, STEM education, biomedical research and healthcare, entrepreneurial development and startup support, and brownfields development. 

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Watershed Planning

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers (Specialty)
  • Government Funding (Specialty)
  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Tax Credit Providers

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Training (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics (Specialty)
  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Coworking
  • Lab Space (Specialty)
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Office Space (Specialty)
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Wet Lab (Specialty)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)
Contact Information
Brian Williams
2031 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103