Last month Richmond received 140 visitors from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The city was selected for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s annual canvassing trip. Julio Melara, president of BusinessReport.com, was on the trip and shared some of his observations on his website. The site is to Baton Rouge as BizSense is to Richmond.
Below are a few of Melara’s thoughts on Richmond:
“The downtown development was a great example of how an urban core can be revitalized through integral cooperation of public and private partnerships”
“One of the major reasons Richmond continues to do a good job in retaining talent in their region is because of issues relating to quality of life. They have an extensive bike trail system [something we need in B.R.], a strong and proud sense of history among the citizens and numerous museums. This, coupled with a much broader community more engaged in the arts than B.R., contributes to a greater quality of life.”