About Canvas

The 2016 Super Region Canvas: A Benchmarking Workshop will be a joint-venture between the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) to travel to Panama City, Panama in September 20 – September 23, 2016. Learn more about Panama City.

The Southeast Super-Region Committee (SRC) works to foster cooperation for mutual economic benefit between the Baton Rouge Area, Greater New Orleans, and the Houma-Thibodaux region.

Area leaders have traveled to several great American cities/regions as a part of the Canvas Workshop to reflect upon important policy issues facing our community and learn how the destination region addresses similar matters. Past Canvas Workshops to Austin, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, Portland, Richmond, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Central Florida, and the Phoenix/Tucson regions have exposed participants to a wide range of ideas and practices for economic and community development. Equally important, the trips have created new networks among business and civic leaders in the region—connections vital for implementing lessons learned upon return.

From BRAC & GNO, Inc.

“Canvas trips offer an opportunity for senior business and community leaders to envision the future of our super region by looking at another strong point of comparison.”

–Adam Knapp, President and CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

“While the Southeast Super Region has made great strides in recent years, there is clearly a lot more for us to learn by studying best practices in other coordinated regions around the country.”

–Michael Hecht, President and CEO, GNO, Inc.