Denka Performance Elastomers of Japan has announced the creation of a new corporate headquarters at the company’s St. John Parish site, where Denka has acquired the Neoprene synthetic rubber business of DuPont. The project will create 16 new corporate executive jobs with an average annual salary of $80,000, plus benefits. The project is expected to further result in another 81 new indirect jobs, for a total of nearly 100 new jobs in the Greater New Orleans region. The Denka Performance Elastomer project is the latest in a series of corporate headquarters expansion and relocation projects announced in Greater New Orleans; since 2008, the region has attracted new or expanding corporate headquarters projects from Rain CII, Smoothie King, Pelican Energy and International Shipholding, among others. You can read more about Denka here.