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 […]

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, […]

GBRIA Supports Move EBR Infrastructure Enhancement and Traffic Plan

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA), Inc. supports the half-cent sales tax for the MOVE EBR Infrastructure Enhancement and Traffic Mitigation Plan that will appear on the ballot on December 8th. The program will begin on April 1, 2019, and continue for 30 years. Food and prescription drug purchases are exempt from the sales […]

Updated ITEP Rules Are a Step in Making Louisiana More Competitive

Commerce & Industry Board approves multiple potential projects under revised ITEP rules, noting the level of competition Capital Region & Louisiana faces in attracting investment and new jobs. Since Louisiana implemented changes to the Industrial Property Tax Exemption (ITEP) program in 2016, advance notices for projects dropped 35 percent as of this spring, and the […]