Gov. Edwards announces two investments at Louisiana Tech

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UPDATE: RUSTON, La. — Governor John Bel Edwards was in Ruston on Wednesday to announce two economic development investments at Louisiana Tech.

The first investment is a $15 million commercial office building called Tech Pointe II. The second investment is the Louisiana Tech Research Institute Hub which will be located at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier, Louisiana.

Gov. Edwards and La Tech University President Les Guice say investments like these are important for the economic growth of Ruston and for the entire state of Louisiana. Gov. Edwards also says that this is critical for the people of Louisiana.

“We are investing again in higher education, all across the state of Louisiana, because that is the number one key to unleashing more opportunity and more prosperity,” said Gov. Edwards. “So when we make this investment, which is a $15 million new building with over 60 thousand square feet, that over the next couple of years it will add 750 jobs right here on the campus of Louisiana Tech.”

Right now the timeline of the project hasn’t been announced. Gov. Edwards and President Guice hope the Institute Hub in Bossier will bolster a relationship between Louisiana Tech and Barksdale Air Force Base.

ORIGINAL: RUSTON, La. — Governor John Bel Edwards will be speaking at Louisiana Tech’s Enterprise Campus about future expansions.

The Governor is expected to start speaking at 1:30 PM.

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