Capital Region sees range of economic wins

Advocate staff photo file by BILL FEIG --  Workers open tank car valves for off loading. The railroad spent $200 million on its south Louisiana operations during 2012, a move that created 225 new jobs and 1,500 construction jobs at its peak.
Advocate staff photo file by BILL FEIG -- Workers open tank car valves for off loading. The railroad spent $200 million on its south Louisiana operations during 2012, a move that created 225 new jobs and 1,500 construction jobs at its peak.

It wasn’t just the petrochemical industry that was booming with new projects in 2012. Throughout the year, economic development wins were being announced in south Louisiana and statewide. Here are the projects announced in the Capital Region.