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. Although the majority of the employment will be short term construction positions, Pacific Connector is projecting that over the course of construction there will be a need for over 3,000 skilled and talented craftsman to help build this exiting and much needed piece of American infrastructure.
Operation of the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline is expected to initially require 5 new permanent Operations Technician employees.
Beyond the talented and skilled craftsmen needed to build this historic project, the local communities will also reap the benefits in such businesses as restaurants, service providers, rental property and housing, not to mention the long-term benefits of additional tax revenue that Pacific Connector will pay into the local communities for decades to come.
Pacific Connector will generate on average $5 million each for Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties in annual tax revenue. Those tax revenues will help the local communities Pacific Connector goes through with school funding and the abilities of the local communities to enhance public services such as Police, Fire, EMS, and First Responders.