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Baton Rouge economy looks good for 2014

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge economic leaders are excited about the blockbuster 2013, but still much more is coming.

It looks like the year 2014 will be full speed ahead for the Capitol city. Baton Rouge Chamber CEO Adam Knapp said the past year was historic. "We increased our number of engineering jobs by 17 percent and the number of graduates in the engineering field by 17 percent in the last decade," he said.

Knapp said last year, Baton Rouge added nearly 2,200 jobs with over $100 million in payroll. He pointed to the new IBM Service Center and plant expansions, and he expects that trend to continue this year as well.

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