Governor Jindal had another successful week continuing his 64-parish tour of Louisiana. The Governor attended multiple economic development announcements keeping up a trend of bringing new business and jobs to the state. Governor Jindal also visited a charter school in New Orleans to announce the findings of a new study that showed Louisiana is a national leader in student achievement at charter schools, ranking near the top in the nation in both reading and math gains.
Here Is A Quick Recap Of The News About The Governor’s Week:
A Study Was Released Showing Louisiana Is A National Leader In Student Achievement At Charter Schools. Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Superintendent John White announced Thursday that a recent 26-state study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University found that Louisiana is a national leader in student achievement at charter schools, ranking near the top in both reading and math gains. . . . “When we took office, we made reforming our education system so that every child in Louisiana could receive a great education one of our top priorities,” Jindal said in a news release. “We have come a long way, and Louisiana has implemented some of the most transformative education laws in the country. Many of the reforms started in New Orleans and the results are incredible. Part of the incredible progress we have made is due to the success of charter schools.”
- Watch Governor Jindal’s Remarks On The Study Here: www.youtube.com
Governor Jindal Announced A New Partnership Between Chennault Intl. Airport And AAR Which Will Create More Than 1,000 New Jobs In The Lake Charles Area. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a new partnership Friday between Chennault International Airport and AAR, a company headquartered in Woodale, Illinois. According to officials with Louisiana Economic Development, the new partnership is expected to create 500 new jobs, plus hundreds of indirect jobs. . . . . “Today is a great day for Calcasieu Parish and our entire state,” said Jindal in a release from AAR . “Chennault continues to be one of the biggest economic drivers in Southwest Louisiana and our entire state. In addition to a world-class workforce and an outstanding business climate, Louisiana offers extraordinary sites like Chennault International Airport that make our state a leader in logistics and infrastructure. All of these resources contribute to Louisiana’s economic momentum, and AAR is one of many companies that have taken notice as they continue to invest here, creating more great opportunities for our people.”
Governor Jindal Attended The Groundbreaking Of A $1 Billion Ammonia Manufacturing Project In Waggaman Which Is Expected To Create 477 Indirect Jobs, 750 Construction Jobs, And 65 Permanent Plant Jobs. Explosives maker Dyno Nobel is moving forward with construction of an $850 million ammonia manufacturing plant in Waggaman, Gov. Bobby Jindal and company officials announced Monday. The plant, slated to begin production in 2016, will be inside Cornerstone Chemical Company’s 800-acre complex on the Mississippi River. . . . The project will create 65 jobs — 60 employees of Cornerstone Chemical and five employees of Dyno Nobel — with an average annual salary of $55,700, according to a news release from Jindal’s office. . . . “Today’s groundbreaking launches an important manufacturing project for Louisiana’s economy that will continue helping us compete in the global marketplace,” Jindal said in the news release. “These companies collaborated here because they recognize the great value and reward of investing in Louisiana and our extraordinary work force and infrastructure.” The new plant will have the capacity to produce 800,000 metric tons of ammonia every year.
Governor Jindal Highlighted The Expansion Of A Tubular Product Facility In Arcadia Which Will Create Nearly 100 Jobs. Haynes International Inc. is halfway toward completion of a $37 million expansion that will create new jobs and retain its existing work force, Gov. Bobby Jindal noted Wednesday during a tour of the tubular products facility in Arcadia. So far, Haynes has completed more than 40 percent of the project, which includes a 35,000-square-foot building expansion that will bring the facility to 200,000 square feet on 47 acres. Over the next year, the company will begin installing new internal equipment, beginning with a new vacuum furnace this month and continuing with the installation of polishing equipment, ultrasonic test equipment and pilger mills in succeeding months. In addition to 19 new jobs, the project also should create 80 new construction jobs.
Governor Jindal Visited The Site Of An Oilfield Fabrication Yard That Is Being Relocated Because Of Company Changes And Told The Workers That It Was His No. 1 Priority To Make Sure They Land On Their Feet At Another Local Company. State officials and representatives from McDermott International say they are committed to helping the workers who are laid off when the company’s oilfield fabrication yard in Amelia closes. Gov. Bobby Jindal visited the yard with local business representatives Tuesday to provide assurances to workers after the energy services and engineering firm’s announcement that 350 jobs would be eliminated when the yard closes late this year or early next. “Our No. 1 priority is to make sure that workers impacted by this decision will land on their feet at other companies in Louisiana,” Jindal said. . . . “Many of the employers who demand the same kinds of skills as the Morgan City yard are literally waiting in the wings,” Jindal said, citing local companies like Edison Chouest and Bollinger Shipyards.
Last Sunday Evening, Governor Jindal Immediately Traveled To The Scene Of A Potentially Dangerous Train Derailment Where He Met With First Responders And Updated The Public On The Developing Situation. A train carrying highly flammable and corrosive materials derailed in Louisiana on Sunday. Over 100 homes have been evacuated as a precaution, Gov. Bobby Jindal said, adding there were no fatalities or injuries and air monitors have not picked up anything to cause concern. . . . “The good news is that right now, there are no fatalities and no injuries. Again, I’d like to praise State Police, sheriff’s deputies, first responders, DEQ, DOTD several other state agencies and local officials working together and running toward danger instead of away from it,” Jindal said.
Governor Jindal’s Wife, Supriya, Was Named To Vanity Fair’s List Of “Best Dressed.” As the wife of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Supriya Jindal has enjoyed the opportunity to stand as the youngest first lady in the country, and the critics agree she has looked wonderful doing it: Supriya Jindal was recently named to Vanity Fair’s list of the best-dressed political wives. “When (Supriya Jindal) appears at state functions, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s better half slips into modern gowns, body-skimming suits and lots of Republican-approved red,” writes Vanity Fair’s Mattie Kahn. The governor tweeted his praise Aug. 7, stating that his wife had done “something I will never accomplish.”
Last Sunday, Governor Jindal Called On Democrats To Drop Terry McAuliffe As Their Nominee For Governor Of Virginia Because Of A Recent SEC Investigation Against McAuliffe’s Former Company. Republican Governors Association Chairman Bobby Jindal called on Democrats on Sunday to drop Terry McAuliffe as their nominee for governor of Virginia. The governor of Louisiana seized on a report that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating GreenTech Automotive, the electric car company McAuliffe co-founded, over its conduct in soliciting foreign investors. “The bottom line is Terry McAuliffe has disqualified himself to be the governor of Virginia. … This scandal is just the final nail in the coffin,” Jindal said at a press conference here during the National Governors Association meeting. He also unveiled a new ad by the RGA charging that McAuliffe can’t be trusted and that his attacks on Republican Ken Cuccinelli are an attempt to “shift attention away from the news about this federal investigation, … a possible ‘visa-for-sale scheme’ with the Chinese financing McAuliffe’s own business.”