Creation of 6,000+ good-paying construction jobs and ~8,500 spin-off jobs.
A Bridge to the Future: Jordan Cove Project Benefits
Building a safe, clean natural gas pipeline – with an export terminal in Coos County – the Jordan Cove Project will create more than 6,000 good-paying construction jobs at peak construction in addition to an estimated 8,500 jobs in sectors like hospitality, retail, tourism and healthcare. The Project will bring $60 million dollars in new tax revenue for Southern Oregon and the South Coast every year to revitalize our community, and invest in schools and services across Southern Oregon and the South Coast.
The Project will revitalize the Port of Coos Bay, making it a major U.S. West Coast port. Numerous other tangible benefits to the surrounding communities include:
The Project would create over 6,000 jobs at peak construction and more than 200 permanent positions. Additionally, during construction the Project would create over ~8,500 spin off jobs in sectors like hospitality, retail, tourism, and healthcare, including ~1,500 permanent spin-off jobs during operations.
Jordan Cove LNG’s Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor, KBJ, has executed a Project Labor Agreement with the Oregon Building and Construction Trades Council, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 701 for construction of the LNG Terminal. This agreement ensures the Project will be built with local, skilled union labor with a long track record of safely completing complex industrial projects on time. Jordan Cove is committed to using union labor for construction of the pipeline and is in discussions with trade unions regarding the timing of construction, available resources and required skill sets.
The construction and operation of the facility will create temporary and long-term revenue for local businesses, either as official suppliers to the Project or through increased business from a growing workforce.
For more information on how local businesses will benefit from the Project, please see Resource Report 5: Socioeconomics and its associated appendices.
At the County-level, the Project would generate more than $60 million per year in average property tax revenue to Coos, Klamath, Douglas and Jackson counties.
At the State level, the Project would contribute an additional $50 million dollars to Oregon in state taxes to support critical public services including local schools, libraries, roads, and public safety.
Pembina would also create the Jordan Cove Community Enhancement Plan. From the start of construction and for the first 15 years of operations, the Jordan Cove Community Enhancement Plan would commit more than $500 million to local community investments in projects such as schools, infrastructure, public safety and the rehabilitation of the Coos waterfront.
The Jordan Cove Project created and will continue to manage a grant program for programs and services that help support community needs. Additionally, the Project donates to or sponsors numerous events throughout Southern Oregon and the South Coast. For more information about the grant program or donation/sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.