A list of about 50 nationwide infrastructure projects was made by Donald Trump's team when he was president-elect to determine investment priorities, according to documents obtained by McClatchy's Kansas City Star and The News Tribune.
According to the documents, three of those projects are slated for Louisiana. Those projects are expected to create about 1,300 long-term jobs and cost over $2 billion.
The Star and Tribune reported that it's not clear whether the documents are a draft or the final version but it does give an insight to where funding might go.
The Louisiana projects are an IHNC lock replacement to help ease transportation through the waterway; dredging a 50-foot depth for the Mississippi River Shipping Channel, which was approved in 1985 but never funded; and completing work on the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge.
Funding of the projects would occur through public-private partnerships, with half coming from private investments, according to the documents.
The list of projects was compiled based on input from governors' offices. The National Association of Governor's circulated a similar list in December, which included all but two projects in the documents obtained by the Star and Tribune.
Criteria for the "Emergency & National Security Projects":
- A national security or public safety “emergency.”
- “Shovel-ready,” with at least 30 percent of initial design and engineering work complete.
- Direct job creator.
- Project with the potential for increased U.S. manufacturing.