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Economic Impact of Potential NextGen Headquarters in Lafayette

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Economic Impact of Potential NextGen Headquarters in Lafayette

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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7423252?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 08 Oct 2018 23:00:12 +0000 Economic Impact of Potential NextGen Headquarters in Lafayette Economic Impact of Potential NextGen Headquarters in Lafayette http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7423252?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KADN ááádanielleáá}lafayette council members who sit on the public utilities authority will hear more tomorrow evening from representatives of the company that wants to take over management of lafayette utilities system's electric, water division for the next forty years. áááadamáá}news 15's carter simoneaux joins us now to talk about one aspect of the proposal ... which promises to bring direct jobs to lafayette. hey carter [take :carter{ááácarteráá} as part of the proposal ... next gen utilitly services says it will build its headquarters in lafayette ... today i spoke with leda ceo gregg gothreaux about the potential economic impact of creating a fortune acadiana. outcue:regional level ááápkgáá}<under the nextgen/lus mangement proposal ... next gen would manage and operate the lus electric, water and sewer systems for the next forty years.retaining the jobs the lafayette utility service already provides ... while also building company headquarters in lafayette. (super: gregg gothreaux)"we were just told lus numbers stay stagnant. we add four hundred people at this headquarters to manage the entire system."an economic impact study done by lsu ecomomist jim richardson ... with help from leda ... concludes that the company headquarters would create 2.8 billion dollars in economic contributions over the forty year agreement."if a fortune 500 company were created in lafayette to manage an electric, or energy system across the southeast united states, that would be in keeping with our diversification efforts." having a company of this caliber ... which oversees utlitiy services across the country ... could also help lure more companies to this area."it's kind of like the crossing of interstates. it's kind of like having a medical school, it's like having a great university or a great community college, a great nursing school. you want to be able to brag about certain things and a fortune 500 company would be it."while gregg gothreaux says it's up to lcg officials to determine if the deal is right for lafayette .. simply having a proposal of this magnitude is good for acadiana."i really view it as a great success, a great compliment that many times people have approached our community about managing lus and taking it to a national or at least regional level."> [take :carter{ááácarteráá} the projected four hundred new jobs would also lead to an additional two hundred and fifty new indirect jobs as a result.live in the studio carter simoneaux




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