Investment tour highlights retail potential in WBR Parish

The West Side Journal | October 27, 2016

West Baton Rouge Parish put its best foot forward last week in an effort to attract interest from regional investors.

Parish planners, leaders and business owners toured West Baton Rouge between La. Hwy. 1 and La. Hwy. 415 on Thursday, Oct. 20, hitting the highlights in each part of the parish and what it has to offer investors.

The purpose of the tour was to get as many investors in the Greater Baton Rouge area as possible to see the potential the parish has to offer, said West Baton Rouge Chamber Director Jamie Hanks.

Home to major highways, railroad tracks, the Intracoastal Canal and the Mississippi River, West Baton Rouge has long been a great choice for industry, dating back to the heydey of the sugar industry. But now, the chamber wants to see more retail, especially as the parish becomes an increasingly popular area to live in.

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