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Jun 13, 2013 8:24 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Zachary leaders discuss need for technology park

Zachary City Council members, the administration and a Chamber of Commerce official have held an extended discussion about a proposed 70-acre technology park.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kate MacArthur told the council this week if the park became a reality, it could bring new businesses and jobs to the city.
The proposal calls for the city to provide "site-ready" land that companies could build on without worrying about zoning, environmental studies or other issues.
Mayor David Amrhein suggested that the city could spend up to $700,000 building roads and extending sewer service to the proposed technology park site located on Plank Road.
Amrhein says ITT ProCast, an industrial parts supply company headquartered in Zachary, has already expressed interest in the site for a planned expansion.

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