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Chamber endorses Tech-LSUS merger

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has endorsed the proposed merger of Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

The board unanimously approved a resolution last week urging area lawmakers to support the consolidation of the two schools into a single, enlarged Louisiana Tech with campuses in Ruston and Shreveport.

“The creation of a second Louisiana Tech campus in Shreveport will inevitably create additional interests from manufacturing companies, research firms and high-tech facilities searching for new or additional locations,” the resolution says. “This proposed merger will help secure new jobs, quality jobs, for the people of North Louisiana.”

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