Baton Rouge


Get the backstory behind America’s favorite baseball bat company

Favorable Business Climates

Unlike established stalwarts like Louisville Slugger and Rawlings, Marruci Sports has never paid major league players a dime to endorse them. Instead, they simply set out to make the best bat in the market. As it turns out, the players would follow. Watch how this middle market company based in Baton Rouge became one of America’s iconic brands.


The Advocate: Exports feed growth of middle market companies

Middle market companies, in Louisiana and nationally, generate an outsized share of the country’s revenue, jobs and growth. But these firms, from $10 million to $1 billion in revenue, could be even more productive with policies that encourage exports. The lack of coordination in export efforts is one of five major findings turned up during GE Capital and Slate’s Road Show for Growth.