Offshore energy production in the Gulf of Mexico

With conversations on offshore energy exploration happening across the state, CEA’s Link Browder looks at the possible benefits continued development in the Gulf will provide to Louisiana’s families.

Expanding offshore energy in the Gulf of Mexico could provide Louisiana with nearly 24,000 jobs, $2.2 billion in annual GDP and more than $1.4 billion in new state revenue. This would help revive better-paying jobs in both sectors, fund more education and infrastructure improvements, and increase economic opportunities — all must-haves for a state that, per reports, ranks low nationally in several quality-of-life categories including economy, education, affordability, opportunity, infrastructure and poverty.

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