According to the Jindal administration, the project will represent a capital investment of $5.7 million, and will create 75 new, direct jobs.
At least 50 percent of these jobs will go to legally blind individuals. The Lighthouse for the Blind continues to maintain its headquarters in New Orleans and these operations will be unaffected by this relocation. The Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) estimates that the 75 new, direct jobs will result in approximately 104 new, indirect jobs, and will generate $4.4 million in new state tax revenues and $1.9 million in local tax revenues over the next 10 years.
(from Jindal Administration press release)
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