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The Rise of the Third Coast

Business & Economy, City Life & Neighborhood, Louisiana, Technology & Science

November 20th, 2012

by Joel Kotkin 11/15/2012

In the wilds of Louisiana’s St. James Parish, amid the alligators and
sugar plantations, Lester Hart is building the $750 million steel
plant of his dreams. Over the past decade, Hart has constructed plants for steel producer Nucor everywhere from Trinidad to North Carolina.
Today, he says, Nucor sees its big opportunities here, along the banks of the Mississippi River, roughly an hour west of New Orleans by car.

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