Matt Phillips

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)