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Economic Development

The City of Baker is an exceptionally cost-friendly small city for business, situated in the heart of the parish with great access to key regional transportation hubs such as the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, rail, interstate, and highways, we are a great choice for your business. Give us a call today to learn more about why Baker is right for you!

Economic development in the City of Baker is led by Mayor Darnell Waites and the Baker Chamber of Commerce. The Baker Chamber of Commerce serves the city, with a vision for Baker to be one of the leading economies and premier business locations, growing and attracting talent with its unique culture, vibrant communities, and beautiful spaces.

Visit the Baker Chamber website to learn more.

Louisiana Municipal Association Winning Programs for the City of Baker

City of Baker’s LYNX by CATS Micro Transit Service Report 2022-2023

City of Baker’s Comprehensive Communication Plan 2020 – 2021 White Paper













Infrastructure Investment: 2016 – 2022 Improvements Report can be viewed by clicking on the report cover below.

Transportation Improvements

LYNX by CATS Micro-Transit is here! LYNX by CATS officially launched Tuesday, June 7, 2022, and will provide rides to and from key locations around Baker for $1.75 or less!

LYNX by CATS is a first-of-its-kind service in the East Baton Rouge Metro area and will allow Baker residents and visitors to easily book on-demand rides to a variety of locations within the City of Baker and to the CATS fix route system through the Scotlandville transfer station. Riders can also request service to important destinations near Baker, such as Southern University, and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR).

To book a ride, Baker riders can use the LYNX by CATS mobile app (available on the App Store and Google Play) or call 225-267-9080. Once a ride is entered with pickup and drop-off locations, the system will provide ride options.
Once a destination is selected, riders are directed to a nearby “virtual bus stop” within a short walking distance, and a driver is dispatched to meet them at that location.

LYNX by CATS operates Monday-Friday from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM. A single ride costs $1.75, and you can add additional passengers for just $0.35. Seniors (65+) ride for $0.35 per trip. High school and College students ride FREE with a valid school ID. All LYNX by CATS vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

You can find more information on the City of Baker website at Baker Microtransit LYNX by CATS

Senior Citizens Ride Every Day for $0.35!