MARCH 2016
D ear Members & Friends,

We are currently working on a Membership Luncheon to be scheduled within the next 60 days, so please stay tuned for this announcement.

Here's hoping that 2016 is progressing successfully for all of you.

Thank you,

Larry S. Bankston
Executive Director


RFP to be issued for Third-Party Providers to provide Plan  Review  & Inspection at DPW

The Growth Coalition has been informed by the City-Parish that they hope to release a Request For Proposal (RFP) in the next 30 days to ultimately develop a list of qualified Third-Party contractors that can serve to supplement the workforce in the permitting and inspection departments, thus shortening turnaround times.  

This is the most recent development in a multi-year cooperative effort between the Growth Coalition, DPW officials, and Metro Councilmember Ryan Heck who sponsored a successful ordinance in 2014  allowing for third-party providers to supplement DPW staff for plan review and inspections.

In related news, it was also reported last week by The Baton Rouge Business Report that Heck would propose an ordinance requiring the City-Parish to act on building permit applications within 10 days of its submittal, or the permit would be automatically approved. A similar ordinance was proposed in 2014, but did not succeed.

Farewell to a Friend

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire Growth Coalition membership, we would like to pay our respects to the late Ronnie Edwards who passed away last week after a lengthy battle with cancer. In both her capacities as Metro Councilwoman, and  most recently as a State Representative, Edwards was a genuine public servant and an invaluable member of the Baton Rouge community. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to her family and loved ones. Rest in peace, Ronnie.

A special THANK YOU to the "early bird" sponsors who have already signed on!

TRENDS 2016 Set for April 21st

Click  here for the website, or download a flyer here .

BRGC Welcomes New Member

The Growth Coalition welcomes Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhoff & McCollister!

There is power in numbers - thank you for joining our ranks! 

Interested in Growth Coalition Membership? 
Contact Sage Foley  here.