East Baton Rouge Metro area businesses sees success with eBay program that drives growth

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge’s Partnership with eBay and local businesses has led to more than $1.5 million in sales, the parish announced, Friday.

East Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome touted the success of the program during a news conference at BBQ Guys. Broome says since the program’s launch in May 2019, the Retail Revival Program has worked with 65 businesses selling items in all 50 states.

“Our locally owned businesses are the backbone of our community’s culture and economy. Our work with eBay’s Retail Revival program has allowed 65 of our businesses to reach new customers, increase sales, and expand their business,” said Mayor Broome. “Supporting our local businesses is a crucial for our local economy, which is why my administration has worked with companies like eBay, as well as creating opportunities such as the Baton Rouge Procurement Opportunity Partnership, Resilient Restart EBR, and our Keep BR Serving program. I’m looking forward to continuing our work to support continued growth in the future as we implement more initiatives to support our businesses.”

Baton Rouge is one of five participating Retail Revival cities across the country.

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