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 […]

Statement on the 10/31/18 Louisiana Board of Commerce & Industry Meeting

“The Louisiana Board of Commerce & Industry (BCI) took another important step for the future of the Capital Region. By efficiently approving several Industrial Property Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) applications and renewals today, the Board has provided certainty and predictability for companies looking to invest in the state of Louisiana and the Greater Baton Rouge […]