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Keep your fingers crossed, because there's a very good chance Shreveport is about to get blessed in the "new business," and "new, high-paying jobs," departments.

Shreveport Could Be the New Home of Green Energy in NW Louisiana

According to a report from the Shreveport Times, the renewable-energy experts at Bia Energy are considering the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport as the new location of their massive "blue" methanol plant project.  Reportedly, this megastructure will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $550 Million.  The company has already scouted out the location and gathered the data they will need to make a decision to build the cutting-edge, carbon-capturing methanol plant.

If Bia Energy Chooses Shreveport, It Will Mean Hundreds of New Jobs

If Bia Energy does decide to build this high-tech plant in Shreveport, they will start construction on a 74-acre plot at the Port of Caddo-Bossier as early as mid-2022.  The building phase is set to last 2 years, surely benefitting construction companies in the area.  Once it's built, the facility will reportedly bring hundreds of jobs to the area.  More precisely: 75 direct new jobs with an average annual salary of $80k plus benefits and 390 indirect jobs that support the new plant.  That's a total of 465 new jobs in our little corner of Louisiana.

Bia Energy Will Make Their Decision on the Shreveport Plant Sometime in the Next 3 Months

Now it's time to hurry up and wait.  Bia Energy is set to make their decision sometime within the 1st quarter of 2022.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Towns in Louisiana

Louisiana has tons of awesome people and charm. Along with all of the good stuff, we've got some pretty dangerous parts. Below, you'll find the top 10 most dangerous towns in our state based on the likely hood a crime will affect the average citizen living there. Some of these entries are what you'd expect, but others were complete surprises to me. Watch your back as you travel through the Sportsman's Paradise - especially if you happen to pass through these towns.

These Amazing Louisiana Kids Are Looking for a Forever Home

If you grew up in a home with at least one of your parents, count your blessings. If you've got room in your home and your heart, maybe you could be that blessing for one (or more) of these amazing kids. If you'd like to find out more about adoption or foster care, you can visit the experts at Adopt US Kids.

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