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urinetrouble
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BR projected to add 9,000 jobs by the end of 2014



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The Baton Rouge economy is projected to add 9,000 jobs by the end of 2014, thanks to the booming petrochemical industry. That forecast could be even brighter, if some potential projects come through. That’s according to the “Louisiana Economic Outlook: 2013 and 2014” prepared by Loren Scott, a retired LSU economics professor, and Jim Richardson, the John Rhea Alumni Professor of Economics at LSU. The forecast, released Wednesday, projects Baton Rouge will add 5,000 jobs in 2013 and 4,000 in 2014. There is at least $4.1 billion in ongoing or announced petrochemical construction projects in metro Baton Rouge. “This is a good place to be,” Scott said during a presentation of the forecast at Crowne Plaza Hotel. “This is a very conservative forecast. If several projects hit, this could be sillingly conservative.”


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Jefferson Davis
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Among the projects announced for Baton Rouge are $700 million in expansions at Dow Chemical plants in Plaquemine and in St. Charles Parish


Saint Charles Parish is part of the NOLA metro, is it not?






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El Josey Wales
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That forecast could be even brighter, if Obama loses the upcoming election.






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Golfer
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Saint Charles Parish is part of the NOLA metro, is it not?


But Iberville is....

Just seems poorly worded.






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urinetrouble
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Where is that in the article?







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Cuz413
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notiger1997
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All of south La has a bright looking future at the moment.





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Slickback
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Supposedly they have 5 industrial projects in the works that are all bigger than NUCOR. 2 in the Ascension/Assumption area, 1 in Houma/Thibodaux, 1 in BR/Port Allen, and 1 in Lake Charles





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dustinm27
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infrastructure jobs are also on the rise right now





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Paul Allen
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I'd like to see other industries aside from petrochemical flourish.





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JonTheTigerFan
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Exxon Chemical is also about to break ground on a $200 million dollar expansion.





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