Next Tuesday we will be in Baton Rouge for the Annual Industry Day at the Capitol. This is a day where we SHOW UP to demonstrate our support for Louisiana’s most important industry. You may ask yourself, why does it matter? Why should I go? I respond by asking you to imagine a Louisiana that says NO to oil and gas and what that would mean to you, your friends and your family who depend on these good paying jobs to feed their families and pay their mortgage.
A recent study indicates 1 out of every 7 people in our state work in the oil and gas industry. It provides over 260,000 jobs and $19.2 billion in household earnings. What if our State and elected officials said NO to oil and gas? Showing up on Tuesday, April 24 is a way of telling our local, state and federal officials that oil and gas jobs matter and that we matter. I hope to see you there!!
--GEST Director Lori LeBlanc