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Loren Scott report measures positive impact of south Louisiana sediment diversions

October 16, 2019

“In Plaquemines Parish specifically, business sales within the parish are expected to increase by $2.3 billion and $7.2 million will be added to the local treasury. Constructing these projects would support an annual average of 391 jobs a year with 687 created in 2023—the year of greatest expenditures. Over the seven-year period, parish residents will experience a $157.6 million increase in household earnings. The benefits will extend to a broader region, including Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, according to the report. Regional business sales will increase by $3.1 billion and local government treasuries will receive an increase of $36.7 million. On average, 2,255 jobs will be supported during the seven-year period with a peak of 3,962 jobs in 2023.”