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

We are economic development, establishing business environments like the Intertech Science Park, where some of our area’s most creative companies are positioning themselves to become tomorrow’s biggest success stories.

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

We are entrepreneurship, launching startups through the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program that create jobs and promote economic development.

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

We are innovation, helping scientists in BRF facilities such as
the Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy and the Virginia K. Shehee Biomedical Institute discover new therapies and knowledge.

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

We are education, helping to shape minds with programs like the Digital Media Institute at InterTech and science and technology enrichment curricula at local schools.

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SMART program renamed in honor of Bobbie Cates Hicks

Over the years, Bobbie Cates Hicks has advanced a host of causes that have added to the fabric of our community in a profound way. She has been a major supporter of BRF programs from the very beginning in 1987. In particular, Hicks has been a dedicated contributor to...

BRF INITIATIVES

BRF maintains and promotes the InterTech Science Park, an 800-acre urban Brownfields, smart growth initiative located in the Kings Highway/Mansfield Road area of Shreveport. The resident companies represent pharmaceutical, digital and entertainment media, drug discovery, venture capital support and environmental industries.

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.

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.

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

The Digital Media Institute at InterTech prepares students through a one-year accelerated program offering experience in animation, visual artifacts and computer graphics for film and interactive gaming in a real-world atmosphere. The Institute’s mission is to deliver rapid 21st century training to students to prepare them for careers in digital media.

BRF created the Envision Research in 2015 to seek and pursue new research initiatives and provide support for the conduct of clinical trials towards 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.