Allison Thompson of the Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County discusses GTLA


The long awaited project to convert natural gas to liquid fuel that has been on the drawing board for a number of years is one step closer to happening. At a press conference Wednesday, representatives of GTLA (Gas to Liquid Americas) and ESP (Energy Security Partners) announced that two contractors have been selected to handle the engineering and construction of the plant.

The press conference was held in Little Rock and attended by state, county and city government representatives, and by Allison Thompson and Scott McGeorge of the Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County.

On Thursday, Thompson talked about the announcement and about the plant.

She then went on to say this.

Company officials say there will be an estimated 2,500 construction jobs over the next few years and when the plant is opened, it will create at least 250 full time high paying jobs. Morning show host Greg Horne told Thompson that the plant will have a major economic impact in Jefferson County and Thompson agreed.

At the press conference, Leon Codron, GTLA President and ESP Chief Development Officer had positive things to say about Thompson and McGeorge and Thompson was asked about that.