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Apr 23, 2013 9:29 AM by AP

Lake Charles port to build 'employee village'

The Port of Lake Charles plans what's described as an employee village for up to 4,000 industrial workers.
The American Press reports that Ian Foster of Greenfield Logistical Solutions of Louisiana told the board the project is needed because a $40 billion-plus capital investment boom is expected to bring about 20,000 temporary and permanent jobs over the next several years.
Executive Director Bill Rase says the $70 million facility will include several dining options, a baseball field, basketball courts and other recreational facilities. Foster says rent of about $130 a day will also include three meals and transportation.
The facility is to be built on 200 acres of port property off of Louisiana Highway 397, one mile south of Interstate 10.

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