Louisiana Had to Sweeten Pot to Win EA Facility

Earlier this week GamePolitics reported on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s announcement that EA Sports would establish a game testing center on the LSU campus.

Today’s edition of The Advocate reports that state officials had to sweeten EA’s deal to the tune of $750,000 due to last minute competition from another (unnamed) state:

Of the EA deal, Stephen Moret (left), secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Economic Development, said:

This is really, really big. This company, without question, is at the very top of the list. EA’s decision to come here would be comparable in the film industry to Pixar or The Walt Disney Company coming to build a studio in Louisiana.

GP: We wonder if the competing state may have been Texas. As GamePolitics previously reported, Texas. Gov. Rick Perry met with EA at E3 in Los Angeles.

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