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BRAC helped secure more than 1,000 jobs 2014

Adam Knapp speaks to Press Club  (Source: WAFB) Adam Knapp speaks to Press Club (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) officials say they have exceeded their goals for 2014 , securing more than 1,000 new permanent jobs and a payroll of $58 million.

It was one of many accomplishments presented by BRAC President Adam Knapp at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

Other highlights included diversification of the economy into the software and bioenergy sectors, reforms to education and workforce training, strengthening of services for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the launch of a talent recruitment tool.

"We are optimistic about the future for this region. Our regional partnership of nine parishes is working well and forecasts indicate all of the parishes will experience job growth in 2015," said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. "In 2015, BRAC will continue to push forward with efforts to continue the region's economic growth, with the support of a great staff, board, investors, and regional coalition."

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