Why these young professionals plan to stay in Baton Rouge for the long haul

Building a creative capital

What will it take to keep millennials and Gen Z in Baton Rouge? The city’s young leaders crave connections, culture and change

Passing the baton

Educating and empowering children and teens is the best way to brighten the city’s future—and these locals are taking responsibility for it

Maybe they’re born with it

How young creatives and entrepreneurs are continuing in the footsteps of their parents

The ‘opportunity business’ is booming

Why build a career in Baton Rouge? These young professionals see the city as an underrated place that rewards hard work and new ideas

Seth Irby

Chief marketing officer at LWCC

Rachel Eggie

Owner of Eggie Salon Studio

David Fleshman

Partner at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson

Whitney Lanassa

Senior managing director at Stonehenge Capital

Marcus Williams

Founder and owner of Williams Architecture

Jeremy Beyt

Co-founder of ThreeSixtyEight and Assembly Required

Sabrina Galloway

Co-founder of the Langston Galloway Foundation

Amanda Vincent

Owner of Studyville

Jacquise Terry

Campus pastor of Healing Place Church Dream Center

Chase Lyons

Owner of Soji and CML-Consulting

Norisha Kirts Glover

Founder of NRK Construction

Myles Laroux

Highland Wealth investment advisor

Tyler Litt

President of Forum 225

This article was originally published in the June 2023 issue of 225 magazine.