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Performance Contractors named Top 100 Military Friendly Employer

Baton Rouge, LA — Performance Contractors announced today that it has earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazines. Performance ranked seventh [7] in the Diversified Services Industry—providing top jobs for Veterans including Construction Management, Construction Worker, It Specialist, Operations and Facilities Manager, Skilled Laborer… Read more »

AEDC Celebrates 10 Years

Gonzales, LA (November 03, 2015): The Ascension Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is 10-years old.  Before an audience of elected officials, business leaders and economic development allies, AEDC today outlined how the organization was created amidst the chaos and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina along with its substantial accomplishments during its first decade. AEDC was created by… Read more »

AEDC maintains a neutral position on elections and political campaigns at all times

Gonzales, LA (October 09, 2015): Ascension Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is a non-political entity, as spelled out not only in the statutes, but also in the mission of this organization.  AEDC maintains a neutral position on elections and political campaigns at all times.  Although this is the position of AEDC, it is certainly understandable and… Read more »

CF Industries acquiring OCI to create fertilizer giant

The Advocate – NEW YORK — CF Industries Holdings Inc., a company with a major plant in Louisiana, will acquire the distribution networks of Netherlands-based OCI N.V. in a $6 billion deal that would create one of the world’s largest nitrogen fertilizer companies. The deal, which includes about $2 billion in debt, is expected to… Read more »

Gonzales City Council gets glowing economic report

The Advocate – GONZALES — Business is good in Gonzales, the head of the Ascension Economic Development Corp. told the City Council on Monday. Over the last year, the nonprofit has visited 15 businesses, as well as the local hospital, to learn how things are going, and the feedback is positive, said Mike Eades, president… Read more »

Bengal transportation company buys new corporate headquarters

The Advocate – Bengal, a Geismar-based industrial transportation company, has purchased a 6,100-square-foot office building in Prairieville that will serve as its new headquarters. Bengal paid $2.1 million for the former InfiniEdge Software building at 14320 InfiniEdge Way in a deal that closed earlier this month. InfiniEdge recently moved to a new location in PraIrieville. Bengal… Read more »

Ascension Parish economic leaders ear-marking west bank area for heavy industrial development

The Advocate – GONZALES — Ascension economic development officials have wrapped up months of largely closed-door planning efforts to turn a swath of agricultural fields on the parish’s west bank into a 17,000-acre heavy industry park. Under the long-range plan, the rural pocket of cane fields along the Mississippi River north of La. 1 and… Read more »