The Transformative Possibility of the New “Energy Boom” in Southeast Louisiana

Report by George Hobor, Elaine Ortiz
January 30, 2014

The Data Center   (New Orleans)

A massive petrochemical and manufacturing expansion is underway in Southeast Louisiana. An analysis of projected job openings, taking into account new job creation as well as openings due to anticipated retirement of baby boomers, reveals there will be more than 42,000 job openings created between 2013 and 2020. This provides Southeast Louisiana with an unparalleled opportunity to scale up our regional skill set. The new “energy boom” can catalyze the development of systems and solutions that nurture home grown talent on a broad scale.