Economic Benefits for the Region
The Jordan Cove Project will be a major investment in the energy infrastructure of Southern Oregon, generating short and long-term economic benefits for the region. The Project will create more than 6,000 new jobs—approximately 2,000 at the JCLNG Terminal and 4,000 on the Pipeline during peak construction. Once completed, Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector will create more than 200 permanent jobs to operate the facility and run local offices in addition to the more than 1,500 indirect and spin-off jobs expected as a result of the Project.
"Our community needs places of employment that provide living wages and offer training and education for our employee population. I have seen friends and family leave this area in search of better opportunities. While this Project isn’t the magic bullet, it’s a big step in the right direction."
Direct employment includes construction jobs as well as employees who will be required to operate the terminal on a day-to-day basis. During construction, the LNG Terminal will employ an average of approximately 1,000 people per year for the four-year construction period, with the pipeline employing approximately 1,400 jobs on average per year during the 24-month main construction period.
Once construction is complete, the Project will continue to require more than 200 people to operate the LNG Terminal, pipeline and offices in Coos Bay, Medford and Portland.
Indirect employment includes jobs created to support the Project and its employees and families such as tugboat crews, emergency planners and security staff.
Induced (spin-off) jobs are the result of direct and indirect employment that generates business for other parts of the community. For example, increased customers at a restaurant creates the need for more service staff.
It is expected that approximately 8,700 indirect and spin-off jobs will be stimulated during construction of the Jordan Cove Project.
Local spending from Project construction, as well as the spending in Oregon by construction workers, will provide a positive ripple effect throughout Oregon’s economy and have beneficial impacts on other local industries such as restaurants, hotels, transportation, retail, real estate, etc. The indirect and induced expected increase to other industries in Oregon, as a result of construction of the Project, is more than $4.8 billion.
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. PCGP 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.
An additional potential benefit of the Jordan Cove Project is its opportunity to attract large manufacturing companies and other businesses to relocate to Southern Oregon—further expanding and encouraging job creation.