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BASF investing $19.8 million in Ascension

BASF announced they will invest $19.8 million in its Ascension Parish manufacturing complex to increase production of the chemical intermediates HEP and NOP, which are part of the global supply chain for inkjets, dishwashing detergents, crop protectors, and automotive and electronic products. With the expansion, BASF will retain more than 1,000 existing jobs at the… Read more »

Origin Materials Announces $750 Million Sustainable Materials Facility in Ascension Parish

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Origin Materials, a carbon-negative materials company committed to leading the global transition to sustainable materials, announced that the company plans an investment of at least $750 million to develop a biomass manufacturing facility in Ascension Parish that will result in 1,057 new direct and indirect jobs. The plant in Geismar… Read more »

Louisiana Governor Edwards and Air Products Announce Landmark U.S. $4.5 Billion Blue Hydrogen Clean Energy Complex in Eastern Louisiana

October 14, 2021 – Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Air Products Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Seifi Ghasemi are announcing a $4.5 billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana that will make the state a leader in the United States (U.S.) clean energy transition. Air Products is a world-leading industrial… Read more »

Ascension Economic Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Nashville, TN, October 5 – Ascension Economic Development Corporation won a Gold Rank for its Impact of Industry, a project in the category of Multimedia/Video Promotion of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented today at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is currently underway. “Ascension Parish community residents… Read more »

IMTT to Expand Renewable Fuels Terminal Capacity

By IMTT News Team on Aug 25, 2021 New Orleans, LA – International-Matex Tank Terminals LLC (“IMTT”) is pleased to announce its next major project in the renewable fuels space. Consistent with our desire to build infrastructure to support our customers’ low-carbon fuels strategy, IMTT will build additional tanks, pipeline, and dock infrastructure at its… Read more »

Ascension Parish Named ‘Small Market of the Year’ by Southern Business & Development

GONZALES, La., August 4, 2021 — Today, Southern Business & Development named Ascension Parish, Louisiana the magazine’s 2021 Small Market of the Year in a title shared with Jackson County, Georgia. This is the first year Ascension Parish has been awarded this honor for best economic development results in the South. Helping secure Ascension’s top… Read more »

1,4GROUP Proposes $35 Million Chemical Plant In Ascension Parish

Louisiana Economic Development — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and 1,4GROUP Chairman John Forsythe announced the company is considering Ascension Parish, Louisiana, for a potential $35 million chemical processing facility. The proposed plant would manufacture two products: an insect repellent and a preservative for potatoes in storage. The project would create 34 new direct jobs… Read more »


GONZALES, La. — Today, Mayor Barney Arceneaux and Blue Runner Foods President Richard Thomas announced the Ascension Parish manufacturer will make a $2.26 million capital investment to expand its production with a new frozen foods line. Blue Runner hopes to complete the expansion by the end of the year at its site in Gonzales, Louisiana.… Read more »