ST. JAMES, LA (WAFB) - Hundreds of jobs could be on their way to St. James Parish, if a company decides to bring an ammonia plant to Louisiana.
Gov. Bobby Jindal said the Mosaic Company has chosen the Bayou State.
If Louisiana is the plant's final destination, it will bring at least 53 direct jobs with an average pay of about $83,000. It will also mean hundreds of jobs with the construction and expansion phase.
"Mosaic is beginning front-end engineering and design work for a $700 million world scale ammonia plant right here in St. James Parish," Jindal said.
Mosaic will finalize its location for the plant in the middle of next year.
If it chooses St. James Parish, construction will begin in 2014.