The Nederland Economic Development Corp. should give local developer Henry LaBrie a chance – another chance, in fact – to show what he can do with plans for more development on land near the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. This type of construction has been discussed and promised for years, without any results. LaBrie says he’s ready – now, not later – to shake things up. It has also a proven track record in construction throughout the region.
All of this makes LaBrie the best option to move forward with the project known as “The Landing”. If another developer shows up with firm plans, EDC should listen. But no such competition has surfaced yet, and it’s unclear when or if that might happen.