Our side of the world, due to multi-billion dollar investments in LNG facilities development, was already garnering attention in energy magazines, trade journals, and business news.
Our five parish region has many valuable assets in the aviation sector. There are airports throughout the area. The Allen Parish Airport, Beauregard Airport with its industrial mega-site, Jennings Airport, Southland Field in Carlyss , and Dequincy all have facilities to handle various private aircraft.
Over the next five years, there are $46 billion of planned projects that will use the Ship Channel — adding 90.8 million tons of cargo per year to the current cargo handled.
Just how important is the Calcasieu Ship Channel? A recent study found that it drives two-thirds of the gross domestic product of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes — and fully $39 billion of the national GDP.
Those statistics show that the Calcasieu Ship Channel is essential — and so is federal support and other funding for its maintenance.