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Rio Grande LNG represents a substantial private infrastructure investment in the Rio Grande Valley. Construction is expected to create between 4,000 and 6,000 jobs.

A study conducted by The Perryman Group assessed the significant potential impacts of the Rio Grande LNG project. Commissioned by NextDecade, the study estimated that – over the course of construction and operations – the Rio Grande LNG project would inject billions of dollars into the local economy. At the national level, the estimated impact would be even greater, generating more than $35 billion in gross domestic product during construction and adding more than $500 million to the U.S. economy thereafter during each year of commercial operations.

For more information, or for a copy of The Perryman Group study, please refer to the FERC’s website under docket number CP16-454. You may also access the report by clicking HERE.


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There are numerous training and workforce development resources available.

  • NCCER – The National Center for Construction Education and Research – Provider of industry standard construction training and certification
  • BYF.ORG – Build Your Future, Build America – Resource for educators and job seekers. This organization provides information on the range of craft jobs, the training needs to enter those fields and the average wages associated with each profession.
  • ABC – Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. South Texas Chapter – ABC is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.
  • Workforce Solutions Cameron – Provides assistance to individuals within Cameron County looking for work and development opportunities. – Also see Workforce Solutions (McAllen)
  • Texas State Technical College (TSTC) – Skilled trade school based in Harlingen
  • South Texas College (STC) – A public community college that offers training in craft and trade disciplines
  • Texas Southmost College (TSC) – a comprehensive open admissions public community college in Brownsville, Texas
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) – A state university with campuses throughout the Rio Grande Valley
  • McAllen Careers Institute – provider of post-secondary and vocational careers. The Institute offers specialized instruction leading toward national certification or a certificate of completion in the respective fields of study.
  • South Texas Vocational Technical Institute (STVT) – With more than 40 years of experience as a trade school STVT has provided Texas students with career-focused education that’s designed to help them prepare for new careers in some of today’s most desired fields, including construction and craft skills.