U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.3 Million for Infrastructure Improvements to Support Clean Energy Business Growth in Gonzales, Louisiana

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.3 million grant to Ascension Parish Government in Gonzales, Louisiana, for roadway infrastructure improvements at the RiverPlex MegaPark. This grant will support clean energy business growth in the region. This EDA investment will be matched with… Read more »

Ascension Parish Earns Prestigious Title of ‘Small Market of the Year’ for Exemplary Economic Development Achievements

GONZALES, LA — Ascension Economic Development Corporation is proud to announce its recent accolade of ‘Small Market of the Year’ for outstanding achievements in economic development projects in 2022, receiving commendation and recognition from Southern Business & Development magazine. This prestigious honor highlights AEDC’s commitment to driving economic growth, creating job opportunities, and fostering prosperity… Read more »

CF Industries Evaluating New $2 Billion Low-Carbon Ammonia Production Facility in Ascension Parish

MODESTE, La. – CF Industries Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ammonia, announced it is evaluating the feasibility of constructing a low-carbon clean ammonia production plant at its Blue Point Complex in Ascension Parish. The proposed new facility is expected to cost over $2 billion and would be developed jointly by CF Industries and… Read more »

Monarch Energy Proposes $426 Million Investment to Create Carbon-Free Hydrogen Production Facility in Ascension Parish

Monarch Energy, an energy company focused on decarbonizing the hydrogen production process, announced it is exploring building a $426 million facility in Ascension Parish. The company estimates the proposed facility would employ a carbon-free process to manufacture 120,000 kilograms of hydrogen per day to be sold as a “green” feedstock for a wide range of… Read more »

Celebrating Collaboration: Local Industry Champions Featured in Inspiring Video Series Promoting Community Involvement and Business Impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 28, 2023 Contact Information: Kate MacArthur, kmacarthur@ascensionedc.com, 225-644-1750 Celebrating Collaboration: Local Industry Champions Featured in Inspiring Video Series Promoting Community Involvement and Business Impact GONZALES, LA — In a groundbreaking endeavor to shed light on the profound impact of industrial businesses on our community, Ascension Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) proudly presents… Read more »

Element 25 Proposes EV Battery Materials Facility in Ascension Parish

Australia-based company’s $480 million investment would create 628 new Capital Region jobs BATON ROUGE, La. – Element 25, an Australian mining company, announced it is exploring plans to invest $480 million across two phases to build a high-purity manganese sulfate monohydrate production facility in Ascension Parish. The new facility would be the first in the… Read more »

Marucci Sports announced plans to develop a distribution center in Geismar.

Baton Rouge-based Marucci Sports today announced plans to develop a 100,000-square-foot distribution center at the new Rivermark 185 Industrial and Logistics Park in Geismar. In its announcement, Marucci says it has outgrown its existing distribution capacity on Siegen Lane. Marucci will be the anchor tenant of Rivermark 185, which will have 200,000 square feet of… Read more »

Energy Start-Up Proposes $7.5 Billion Investment in Ascension Parish, 350 new direct jobs

DONALDSONVILLE, La. – Clean Hydrogen Works, a project development company established in 2021 that is focused on energy decarbonization solutions, announced it is exploring a plan to build a large-scale hydrogen-ammonia production and export facility in Ascension Parish. Doing business as Ascension Clean Energy (ACE), in partnership with Denbury Carbon Solutions and Hafnia, the company… Read more »

Lion Elastomers Announces $22 Million Expansion of Geismar Plant

GEISMAR, La. – Synthetic rubber manufacturer Lion Elastomers has invested $22 million to construct a new multi-level production building housing two new finishing lines at its manufacturing facility in Ascension Parish. The expansion will increase production capacity at the plant, which supports the supply chains of automobile tire manufacturers and production of a broad range… Read more »