ST. JAMES PARISH
SUPER REGION PASSENGER RAIL CAN:
Attract new businesses and provide major employers such as Motiva Enterprises, Nornada Alumina, Mosaic, Louisiana Sugar Refinery (LSR) and Nucor Steel access to a labor pool of more than 758,000 workers living in the rail corridor parishes.
Provide access to more than 1,200 direct jobs projected to accompany recently announced industrial investment in St. James Parish.
Reduce growing demand on local highway infrastructure.
Expand access to and increase patronage of St. James cultural attractions such as the Oak Alley, Laura, St. Joe and Poché Plantations, the Festival of the Bonfires, and St. James’ many quaint B&Bs, local restaurants and recreational sporting activities along the Blind River.
Attract new residents and support more active living choices for the more than 11,440 millennials and baby boomers living in St. James Parish (52% of the parish population) – groups with a demonstrated preference for access to transit and walkable mixed-use neighborhoods.
Increase municipal revenues and reduce expenses by:
• Increasing local sales tax revenue
• Increasing property values
• Increasing visitor sales tax revenues