Cameron Parish, an area of the state that was basically washed off the map ten years ago by Hurricane Rita, is continuing to grow in the ten years since the storm. One of the assets cited by residents of Cameron parish that would be needed to keep the  economy moving forward was new  jobs and more of them.

That quest for new jobs and new industry got a huge shot in the arm with an announcement that was made by former Governor Buddy Roemer.  The for Chief Executive of the state told the media that Cameron Parish had been selected to be home to a new liquefied natural gas facility. The 11-billion dollar project would be the fourth largest investment project in the state’s history.

Roemer is chairman of G2, LNG told the Louisiana Radio Network that the facility would create thousands of jobs in construction.

3,500 in the construction team....and we'll open in about four years

While the announcement is certainly great news for the Southwest Louisiana economy the building of the facility is not exactly a done deal. There are approvals from federal agencies that must be obtained. Once those hurdles have been cleared officials hope to break ground on the project within the next two years.

It is estimated that once construction is complete the facility will offer the Cameron Parish economy an additional 250 permanent jobs.