Richard’s, a producer of Cajun food products, recently announced alongside Governor John Bel Edwards that it would be expanding its Church Point, Louisiana production facility. The expansion, which is slated to be completed by March 2019, is estimated to create 28 new jobs in the Acadiana region over the next year.
“We are proud that Richard Cajun Foods calls Acadia Parish its home,” said Acadia Parish Police Jury President David Savoy. “This expansion will contribute greatly to economic growth for our parish and Church Point. Richard’s decision to expand demonstrates the strength of Acadia Parish as an optimal location for food processing and manufacturing businesses.”
The state’s attractive Economic Development Award program, Enterprise Zone and Industrial Tax Exemption programs were major factors in the close of Louisiana Economic Development’s (LED) deal with Richard’s to expand, which began July 2018.