Caddo Parish, La — City, parish state and even national leaders gathered at the old GM plant in Caddo Parish on Thursday. All in attendance were ready to celebrate the announcement of 1,500 new jobs coming to the Ark-La-Tex when Elio Motors, Inc takes over the old GM building.
Elio Motors, is a new company that makes a fuel efficient, 3 wheeled car.
The average salary of Elio employees working in the Ark-La-Tex will be more that $47,000, and even with the above average paying jobs, CEO Paul Elio still expects to make quite a profit.
While there is a lot to do before the plant opens; for the moment, people are focusing on the happiness of the announcement, as happy was the word of the hour at the former GM plant.