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David Helveston 
President, CEO
Associated Builders and Contractors, Pelican Chapter

For 2023 and beyond, the hot construction trend in the greater Baton Rouge area is definitely the industrial sector, says Helveston, president and CEO with the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Pelican Chapter, located in Baton Rouge.

“Over the next few years, we anticipate a surge in industrial construction employment and revenue in the Baton Rouge region,” Helveston says.
The influx of federal funding to spur development and construction of renewable energy production is being felt in Louisiana. “A key driver of this [construction] increase is clean energy projects, such as carbon sequestration and alternative energy,” Helveston adds.

Much like 2022, overall construction activity is returning to pre-COVID levels in Louisiana’s capital city. For example, the $200-million Amazon fulfillment warehouse project, slated for completion in 2024, continues to be a driving force for the city’s construction sector. However, supply chain issues continue to hinder the 2.3-million-sq-ft facility’s construction, according to reports.