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Baton Rouge Case Study

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Baton Rouge is the capital of the American state of Louisiana. With a population of 228,895 residents and a wider metropolitan area of 820,159, it is the second largest city in the state. After Austin and Tallahassee, Baton Rouge is the third southernmost capital city in the continental United States. Situated on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, about 30 miles upstream from New Orleans and 65 miles from the coast, Baton Rouge lies upon the Istrouma Bluff. Because of its favorable location, which prevents seasonal flooding, the French established the city as a military fort in 1719. The name of the city, however, dates back to 1699, when a French expedition led by Pierre le Moyne noticed a red pole marking the borderline between two…show more content…
Officially incorporated in 1817, Baton Rouge became Louisiana’s state capital in 1849. Through many years as a sleepy river town, Baton Rouge steadily grew into a major industrial and governmental center of the…show more content…
With rich oil and gas deposits nearby and the strategic position as the furthest inland port on the Mississippi that can accommodate ocean-going tankers, from the establishment of first refinery in 1909, Baton Rouge has experienced an economic boom that still continues today. Apart from being the fourth-largest oil refinery in the country, ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Refinery complex is also the tenth largest in the world. Following generous tax incentives, the film industry in Baton Rouge has substantially increased in the past decade, bringing more than $90 million into the local economy in 2013. “True Blood,” “Battleship,” “Pitch Perfect,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “JFK,” “Battle: Los Angeles,” “Oblivion,” and “Ray” were all completely or partially filmed in Baton
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