Officials from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) were on-hand at Tech Pointe in Louisiana Tech University’s Enterprise Campus for a press conference Thursday to officially award the university a $1.1 million grant to establish the LA_i6 Proof of Concept Center.
Tech’s proposal was one of only six in the nation to be selected for the highly-competitive i6 Green Challenge grant.
The finishing touches are being made to the five-year project that is the new Lincoln Parish Sherriff’s Office facility.
The complex, located on 161 Road Camp Road in Ruston, has cost more than $5 million and Sheriff Mike Stone believes it will be worth every penny when it comes to the protection of the citizens of Lincoln Parish.
“This is a game-changer,” Stone said. “For the first time ever, we’ll have a facility equal to any in the state and everything we do will be working for the protection of citizens in Lincoln Parish.”