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BRF is building our region’s future, one initiative at a time

 

BRF is an economic development organization establishing North Louisiana as a preferred destination for high-growth initiatives. Diversifying and growing the region’s economy is its mission. It fulfills this mission through initiatives that recruit new businesses to the region and support community, regional and national needs in health and medicine, resources for entrepreneurs and the development of a science and technology-based workforce.

Economic Development

BRF’s diverse economic development initiatives are in Starting new businesses, Recruiting new businesses and Retaining current businesses. Our newest recruitment initiative could be called Economic Development 3.0.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurs in need of resources, services and access to capital to launch their businesses can find what they need through our team of financial analysts and angel investors.

Research

Clinical trials for new drugs and medical devices help patients and bring cutting-edge treatments to North Louisiana, strengthening patient care and our economy.

HealthCare

Our unique research and drug discovery and production capabilities, along with our PET scan facilities, increase access to healthcare and improve scientific collaboration.

Education

BRF’s mission to diversify and grow our region’s economy includes fostering a knowledge-based workforce, which is why we support STEM programs in local high schools.

Digital Media

Our degree-granting institute offers training in advertising design, animation, visual effects and more to students interested in joining the growing field of digital media.

REAL ESTATE

Companies looking for offices or specialized labs can find homes in our facilities or even build their own in our 800-acre smart growth park in central Shreveport.

Latest Videos

Economist Dr. Loren Scott explains the findings of his economic impact study of BRF in the Shreveport-Bossier MSA and BRF President and CEO Dr. John George presents BRF's vision for the future.

Learn more about BRF and its initiatives at our YouTube channel.

NEWS

BRF Impact and Vision with Dr. Loren Scott And Dr. John George

To measure the impact of its economic development activities, BRF commissioned Loren C. Scott and Associates, a Baton Rouge consulting firm led by Dr. Loren C. Scott, to conduct an economic impact study of BRF activities during 2018...

BRF INITIATIVES

EAP

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP), launched in 2014, seeks out and evaluates new products and ideas, and with its team of professional analysts, helps entrepreneurs determine the best business model for their product, and grooms them to present their product to investors and secure financing to launch their business.

CMIT

The Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy, formerly the PET Imaging Center, was established as the first positron emission tomography imaging center in Louisiana. It specializes in the production and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals, technologically advanced clinical trials and research opportunities for scientists.

Shreveport Next

Launched in September 2020, Shreveport Next’s mission is to recruit small to mid-size businesses from across the country to relocate or build new facilities in the Shreveport-Bossier area, diversifying the region’s business base and bringing new jobs, taxable property, payroll, and revenue to Northwest Louisiana.

Intertech science park

The InterTech Science Park is an 800-acre urban Brownfields, smart growth initiative located in central Shreveport. Its resident companies represent pharmaceutical, digital media, drug discovery, venture capital support and environmental industries.

Digital Media Institute

The Digital Media Institute at InterTech prepares students through a two-year associate degree in advertising design and two one-year certificates in animation, visual effects and computer graphics and interactive gaming.

EdventureS

BRF is committed to providing training and education for our community and chooses to invest in programs that cultivate a workforce with the skills, understanding, and creativity to excel in a knowledge-based economy.

Envision Research

BRF created Envision Research to pursue new research initiatives and provide support for the conduct of clinical trials toward new treatments and diagnostics, improvement of patient care and economic development of North Louisiana.

MISSION

Diversify and grow our region’s economy.

VISION

Operate as a catalyst to expand and develop research, entrepreneurship and high-growth businesses in our region.

VALUES

Innovation. Collaboration. Problem Solving. Bold Action.

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