Baton Rouge Welcomes eBay Retail Revival Program

Boss Brenley

Baton Rouge Welcomes eBay Retail Revival Program


Baton Rouge’s economic growth is rapidly increasing, thanks to eBay.

The city of Baton Rouge has been chosen to be the home of eBay’s Retail Revival and eBay@Home programs. The online marketplace CEO Devin Wenig announced the business venture on May 7 at the new venue, Red Stick Social in downtown Baton Rouge.

eBay’s Retail Revival is a 12-month program that aims to encourage small business owners or people who want to be a business owner to “stay local & sell globally”. The program gives free comprehensive training, individualized coaching, an eBay premium store subscription & ongoing marketing support to business owners to compete in a digital economy.

The Business Report reported the announcement, as Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome commented on the business venture for the city, “Baton Rouge has small, growing businesses in every sector, from retail & restaurants that exemplify local flavor, to innovative tech companies growing in our local small business incubators.”

Baton Rouge is one of many cities that is a part of the eBay program. Other cities include Akron, Ohio, Lansing, Michigan, & Greensboro, North Carolina. The program has hit overseas as well, with cities like Wolverhampton, United Kingdom & Halifax, Canada that are in the portfolio of eBay’s program. There have been more than 200,000 transactions by around 300 participating businesses.