The Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline project will provide an economic boost for southern Oregon during construction and after completion of the project. The project offers numerous benefits, including new jobs, new tax revenue, new economic activity and new industry.
Pacific Connector will be a major investment in the energy infrastructure of southern Oregon and offers short and long-term economic benefits to the region. At peak construction, Pacific Connector will create over 1,800 new jobs and Jordan Cove LNG in Coos Bay will create 2,100 new jobs. The potential local benefit of an interstate natural gas pipeline is its opportunity to attract large manufacturing companies and other businesses to locate in southern Oregon, further expanding job creation.
The LNG terminal would pay approximately $25-$30 million per year in local taxes. Pacific Connector will generate on average $3 million each for Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties in annual tax revenue.
An assured natural gas supply at stable prices would improve Coos Bay and southern Oregon’s ability to attract new industry and boost economic diversity.