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Bossier City Council votes to provide millions promised for Cyber Research Park

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Bossier City is one step closer to providing the millions promised for a major development at the Cyber Innovation Center.

The council voted Tuesday on a first reading at their meeting to execute the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement that will appropriate $6.7 million for the Cyber Research Park on Highway 80.

The parish is also pitching in $3 million, along with the state's $29 million to secure Computer Sciences Corporation as the anchor tenant for the planned National Cyber Research Park.

The technology company is promising 800 direct jobs and another 800 indirect jobs, with a 116,000 square foot facility planned for construction at the site.

The council also voted Tuesday to spend $15 million for projects related to public improvement, repairs, and expansions needed within the city.

"A perfect example is Sterling Plaza there in North Bossier. We provided basically $7 million in conjunction with the Bossier Parish Police Jury to generate all of those businesses and stores and outlets, which in turn, generates sales tax," says Council Member at Large David Montgomery.

The money for the Cyber Research Park will go before a final reading at the council's next meeting on April 1st.

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