EBR School Board approves ExxonMobil ITEP request for ‘Innovation Suite’


Last Thursday, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved ExxonMobil’s ITEP request for a potential “Innovation Suite” at its Baton Rouge complex.

The investment would include $250 million in potential projects, including an advanced recycling facility that would address plastic waste and ultra-pure isopropyl alcohol facility to supply domestic microchip production.

“It could create hundreds of construction jobs, generate more than $20 million in new and construction payroll, and these projects truly are innovative,” says Dana Mitchell, public and government affairs advisor at ExxonMobil. “It would give us the opportunity to bring new industries such as the microchip manufacturing industries to Louisiana and attract additional capital investments to the Baton Rouge area.” Read more.