LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended First Solar’s announcement of a $1.1 billion solar manufacturing facility at the Acadiana Regional Airport in Iberia Parish. The project will create 700 new direct manufacturing jobs and is believed to be the single largest capital investment in the area’s history.
Read more about the announcement here.
“First Solar’s commitment to Iberia Parish is welcome news. This facility will help Louisiana lead the way in energy development while creating good-paying jobs,”said Congressman Higgins. “My office supports private investment projects and will continue to support new economic opportunities for South Louisiana.”

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