We are the Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF). Our passion is helping the people and businesses of north Louisiana succeed.
The BRF was created in 1986 by the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. At the time, the Shreveport economy was heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry, and plummeting oil prices were taking a heavy toll on the north Louisiana economy. The Shreveport Chamber charged BRF with diversifying the local and regional economy and investing in new economic sectors.
The BRF’s mission to be a catalyst for positive economic change in north Louisiana has attracted an all-volunteer board of key local civic leaders and experienced and capable professionals from throughout the United States.