Monday, July 13, 2015

BRAC taps consultant to help draft next five-year strategic plan

By Deanna Narveson
Baton Rouge Business Report

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is getting ready to unroll its next five-year initiative, the third in a series of long-term economic development plans for the nine-parish area, but this time it has enlisted help from third party firm Market Street Research.

BRAC President and CEO Adam Knapp says the planning process with Market Street began in May. The research firm will look over the last five years to assess the Baton Rouge area and compare it to similar markets. BRAC will work to develop a draft for the new plan early this fall.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

All Eyes on Des Moines

By Megan Verhelst, Staff Writer
Business Record

With two high-profile events set to take place in Iowa in the coming months--the Iowa Caucuses and the NCAA men's college basketball tournament--Greater Des Moines is thinking about how to capitalize on these events to promote the region. Market Street Vice President Alex Pearlstein was asked to weigh in on the potential of these events and the perception of central Iowa in general.

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