$90M sawmill project would create 95 jobs in St. Helena, La.
August 28, 2020 | 10:02 am CDT

ST. HELENA, La. – Florida Parishes Forest Products LLC is looking to construct a sawmill that could employ 95 people by 2022.

According to the Advocate, the company is seeking an economic incentive agreement with the state that would include exempting the mill from property taxes for up to its first 10 years. The exemption is reportedly contingent on approval of the local school board, sheriff's office and police jury.

The sawmill would source logs from the more than 200,000 acres of forest located in the parish.

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