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Land sale makes way for new business

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By Stacey Tinsley, stinsley@bossierpress.com

The Bossier Parish Police Jury has approved selling land to a “growing” company.

The jury approved the sale of approximately 6.2 acres in the Bossier City Viking Drive Industrial Park at their February 6 meeting.

Both the Bossier City Council and the jury approved to sell the plot of land to Edko LLC last week. The land is jointly owned by the City of Bossier City and Bossier Parish Police Jury.

Edko is a vegetation management company, which will build a new 16,000 square-foot facility on 6.2 acres of land in the Viking Drive Industrial Park and bring in more than a dozen jobs.

The sale price for the land is $60,000 per acre, totaling $372,000. The estimated construction investment would be $2 million.

“They are an existing company who are growing and will add 15 to 20 jobs over the next couple of years,” said Rocky Rockett, executive director of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation. “We look forward for them continuing their success in our area.”

Edko LLC has locations in Shreveport, Monroe and several other states.