liquefied natural gas

September 19, 2018

China’s tariffs strike Louisiana

The economy in Southwest Louisiana is booming due to the massive industrial construction projects. The vast majority of these projects are connected to plants built to export liquid natural gas (LNG). Investors in these facilities planned to do business with China, but President Donald Trump’s tariffs have put all of that in jeopardy.

Number of the Day

20.7 - Percentage of black adults in Louisiana that have an associate degree or higher.  (Source: The Education Trust)
August 23, 2017

A tax reform coalition

Louisiana has the highest combined state and local sales tax in the country. In order to change this over the long-term, restoring revenue through the income tax - whether through rate increases or elimination of costly deductions - must occur.

Number of the Day

37,000 - Number of Louisiana workers employed in the liquefied natural gas and petrochemical manufacturing facilities, an increase of 15 percent since 2006. (Source: LSU economist Gregory Upton via The Advocate)