Is it Dangerous to Work in or Live Close to Industrial Sites? By Connie Fabre, President & CEO, Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) Have you ever heard someone ask this question? Most people working in industry enjoy the prosperity that their jobs have brought to them and their families, however when people claim that […]

GBRIA Golf Tournament, Gumbo Cook-off, and Vendor Showcase

Baton Rouge, November 6, 2020: The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. (GBRIA) is pleased to announce the results of this year’s Golf Tournament, Gumbo Cook-Off and Supplier Showcase.  184 golfers, 25 gumbo cook-off teams and 18 supplier booths, all enjoyed competing outside at Pelican Point Golf Club and River Parishes Community College.  The events […]

2019 Safety Excellence Award Results

Contact Jessica Pranjic, Manager of Communications & Workforce Development Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. 8555 United Plaza Blvd. Ste. 202 Baton Rouge, LA  70809 (225) 769-0596 GBRIA Celebrates 23 Years of Safety Excellence in Industry BATON ROUGE, LA – April 5, 2019: The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA) announced the winners […]

Statement From GBRIA on ExxonMobil’s Polyolefin Investment Announcement

Baton Rouge, LA – (March 1, 2019) – The following is a statement from Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Executive Director Connie Fabre in response to ExxonMobil’s decision to invest in the Baton Rouge polyolefin facility: “ExxonMobil’s decision to invest in the Baton Rouge polyolefins facility is a win for the Capital Region’s workforce and […]

GBRIA Q1 2019 Economic Outlook Results

BATON ROUGE, LA – Feb. 1, 2019: The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA)’s survey of its members shows significant increases in expected capital expenditures and moderate increases in both company and contract employment for industry in the next six months. Production levels are mostly expected to remain level.  The association comprises 60 petrochemical, […]

Now is the time to SUPPORT investment, not fight it.

The news about Georgia Pacific’s Port Hudson facility was difficult to hear. Whenever a long-standing community supporter makes decisions like this, the loss affects company employees. It also results in a ripple impacting contractor and supplier jobs that are essential to making these facilities go. Even with yesterday’s disappointing news, hundreds of our family members, […]