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Economic Development will Bring New Residents to Westlake LA

BIG BREAKING ECONOMIC NEWS: Sasol to Build Complex in Westlake



Everyone in Southwest Louisiana is still buzzing with the Sasol announcement earlier this month.


Lake Charles and the surrounding area has a strong petrochemical and industrial pocket that creates a healthy economy for Southwest Louisiana.  With the creation of new jobs, home inventory will be needed.! 

IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME......7,000 Direct and indirect jobs!

You can view the news conference KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana




 Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pledged a more than $135 million incentive package to South African energy company Sasol Ltd. to build a multibillion-dollar complex in southwest Louisiana to turn natural gas into chemicals, diesel and other fuels.

Sasol announced December 5, 2012  that it will spend between $16 billion and $21 billion on the construction of a chemical plant and a gas-to-liquids plant that will turn natural gas into diesel, at a site in Westlake, near Lake Charles. The project is described as the largest manufacturing investment in Louisiana's history.

Governor Jindal called it "one of the most significant economic development wins our state — and our nation — has ever recorded."

The governor's office said Sasol will create 1,250 new permanent jobs and an LSU study said the project will generate an economic impact of $46 billion over 20 years.

The Jindal administration also agreed to spend $20 million on a new industrial training center and equipment at SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles, to help ready new employees for Sasol.

The chemical plant is slated to begin operation in 2017, and the diesel plant is scheduled to come on line in two stages beginning in 2018 and 2019, according to the company.

The project will create 6,000- 7,000 construction jobs and 1,200 permanent jobs.

Relocating to Westlake LA with Sasol?  Contact Marilyn Boudreaux Century 21 Mike D Bono & Co.


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