BY DAILY REPORT STAFF / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT
Several companies invested in the LNG industry in Louisiana and the World Trade Center of New Orleans have formed a new trade group to promote the industry’s growth in the state and push for favorable public policies that would spur investment and job creation in the sector.
Caitlin Cain, executive officer of the World Trade Center of New Orleans, says the Louisiana Energy Export Association will serve as the focal point of communication with the public and state, local and federal policymakers about the value of the LNG industry to Louisiana’s economy and workforce.
LEEA members have already sought to get in front of state lawmakers, testifying last week before the House Natural Resources Committee about the industry’s importance in creating permanent and construction jobs, outside investment and economic development.
WCTNO, a 74-year old trade organization that facilitates trade between Louisiana and countries around the globe, is central to the creation of LEEA, which is a subsidiary of the trade organization.