In local news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted the Jefferson Parish groundbreaking by US Foods for the company’s expansion of its F. Christiana distribution facility in Marrero, which will triple in size to 200,000 square feet. The project will retain 140 existing jobs and create 45 new direct jobs, with an average annual salary of $46,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also will result in 38 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 80 new permanent jobs in Louisiana’s Southeast Region.

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