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Adam Knapp & Michael Hecht, BRAC & GNO, Inc. (2015)




Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-10-21

Duration: 00:29:06

Subjects: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Knapp, Adam | Baton Rouge Area Chamber | Hecht, Michael | Greater New Orleans, Inc.


  • Knapp, Adam Speaker
  • Hecht, Michael Speaker


A speech by Adam Knapp and Michael Hecht before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on October 21, 2015. Knapp is the president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and Hecht is the president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. They discuss: the potential formation of an economic development super-region between New Orleans and Baton Rouge; the creation of the Southeast Super-Region Committee in 2009; the reasons BRAC supports the super-region, including the growing interconnection of the communities and the common challenges; the work of GNO, Inc.; Houston as the biggest competitor to the super-region; and the plans for building a train between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. They also answer questions from the audience.