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The five-parish area in SWLA is in the midst of a surge of more than $44 billion in mega-projects under construction.


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The five-parish area in SWLA is in the midst of a surge of more than $44 billion in mega-projects under construction.

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Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

The five-parish area in SWLA is in the midst of a surge of more than $44 billion in mega-projects under construction.

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Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth

The leading utilities are finding innovative ways to seal the deal on new development projects. They’re also ahead of the curve on low-cost efficiency, smart-grid technology and the conversion to renewables.

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