“Texas is formidable competition. But so is Louisiana. We were a strong finalist for this project, and we are very proud of the case we made on behalf of our state. We’re also proud of our record of progress in continuing to attract significant chemical manufacturing projects.”
– Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson, after the state lost out to Corpus Christi, Texas for a $10 billion ethane cracker facility to be built as a joint venture between ExxonMobil and SABIC.