McGlinchey in the News
Trends for 2022 RoundtableRead Time: 1 min
Baton Rouge Managing Attorney Drew Patty participated in a Roundtable Discussion with the Baton Rouge Business Report on Trends in the Capital Region for 2022. Drew and his fellow panelists shared their insights on business and community concerns and how to move the region in the right direction.
On Going Green:
“Transitional training will be key. The writing is on the wall that petrochemical and oil and gas have segments in that industry that are going to have to transition and pivot over the next five to 10 years into other forms of industrial services and production. Maybe it’s blue hydrogen, maybe it’s green hydrogen, maybe it’s other things. They have the basic skill sets and that’s one of the assets of this region, but they may need to be retrained to transition into different industrial-based jobs and functions.”
On the most pressing issue for the Capital Region in 2022:
“At their core, many of these issues are about socioeconomic disparities. That is one of the most pressing issues. And that impacts our ability to attract talent from out of state. If the perception is that the region is intolerant or difficult to manage when it comes to race relations or other social issues, then it makes it more difficult to get that workforce and bring new talent, and to convince new companies to relocate here. To me, infrastructure and socioeconomic issues are the key.”