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This threatens our ability to compete with the other southeastern states for economic development opportunities. Several times over the past couple of years Louisiana has lost business opportunities with high-paying jobs to Alabama and Mississippi, primarily because of a lack of infrastructure in place.

Speaking on the public affairs series “Focus on Louisiana,” Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Johnny Bradberry said the state has a $14 billion backlog of infrastructure projects that need to be funded to keep the state competitive.

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