Next Autoworks’ new CEO, Kathleen Ligocki, is scheduled to meet with Governor Bobby Jindal according to a company spokesman.
Officials say Kathleen Ligocki plans to meet and greet Governor Jindal to discuss her plans to move the company forward.
The company’s application for a $320 million federal loan was denied by the Department of Energy back in April, but the company has since reapplied for federal money.
Officials with the Ouachita Parish police jury say that no new taxes will be collected on their 2010 property tax bill to fund a bond obligation for Next Autoworks, since the loan was denied.
$1.4 million dollars of taxpayer money has already been collected to move the project forward. The policy jury will continue to hold that money, pending action on the loan application.