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In Louisiana and Texas, the Advanced Materials manufacturing industry is on a growth trajectory. These are prime locations for businesses in this sector due to the workforce and training programs; proximity to oil, natural gas and minerals; the rail, port and highway infrastructure; and the availability of electricity at rates typically 20% below the national average.

The following statistics and assets illustrate opportunities for Advanced Materials companies that apply and use innovative natural raw materials or synthetic materials to enhance manufacturing processes and outputs. The sector includes many technologies that apply to Advanced Material Manufacturing.

Job Growth in the Advanced Materials Cluster

Entergy Region on Track to Outpace U.S. by 3.5%

*Source: EMSI 2015.3

7+ Million

Number of Workforce in the Entergy Texas Service Territory

21.6%

Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher in the Entergy Louisiana Service Territory

Louisiana and Texas are Prime Locations for Businesses in the Advanced Materials Sector

Louisiana

61 Advanced Materials Companies in the Entergy Louisiana Service Territory

All Six of North America’s Class 1 Railroads Converge in Louisiana

Change in Job Growth in the Advanced Materials Cluster from 2014-2019

Louisiana on Track to Outpace U.S. by 5.91%

*Source: EMSI 2015.3

Education

  • 46.8% of the population of the Entergy Louisiana service territory has some college or higher, while 21.6% of the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Louisiana State University has identified seven areas of focus for Research & Development, including Conventional and Renewable Energy, and Materials Science and Engineering.

Business Climate

  • Louisiana is ranked 2nd for overall cost of doing business on the Forbes list of the “Best States for Business.”

Transportation

  • Louisiana has six Class 1 railroads, making it one of two states in the country where the convergence of all six of North America’s Class 1 railroads occurs.
  • Louisiana has six deep-water ports, which are connected to eight coastal ports and 13 inland ports by about 2,300 miles of navigable inland waterways, creating one of the largest port systems in the world.
  • Millions of tons of commodities flow in and out of Louisiana, including:
    • Chemicals
      • Port of New Orleans (4.1M tons)
      • Port of Baton Rouge (3.3M tons)
      • Port of South Louisiana (8.3M tons)
    • Petroleum and petroleum products
      • Port of New Orleans (17.1M tons)
      • Port of Baton Rouge (12.5M tons)
      • Port of South Louisiana (33.1M tons)
    • Six major interstate highways traverse Louisiana, connecting to major population centers within a day’s drive.

Workforce

  • The Entergy Louisiana service territory has a workforce of 1,931,061.
  • 131,907 people are employed in the Manufacturing sector.
  • 21,769 people are employed in the Chemical Manufacturing sector.
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Texas

17 Advanced Materials Companies in the Entergy Texas Service Territory

Texas Ranked 1st in Economic Climate by Forbes’ “Best States for Doing Business”

Change in Job Growth in the Advanced Materials Cluster from 2014-2019

Texas on Track to Outpace U.S. by 1.241%

*Source: EMSI 2015.3

Education

  • 56% of the population of the Entergy Texas service territory has some college or higher, while 22% has a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Rice University 19th among National Universities. Rice houses the R. E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Rice Quantum Institute.

Business Climate

  • Texas ranks 10th overall on the 2015 Tax Climate Index prepared by the Tax Foundation.
  • According to Forbes’ “Best State for Doing Business”, Texas ranks 1st in economic climate.

Transportation

  • Three Class 1 rail lines serve the Entergy Texas territory: Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe, while Conroe and The Woodlands are served by Rock Island.
  • Three major ports – Port of Beaumont, Port of Orange and Port of Port Arthur – are located in the Entergy Texas service territory.
  • Interstate 10, which stretches from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida, runs through the Entergy Texas service territory. Interstate 45 runs north through Conroe, The Woodlands and Huntsville. US Highways 69, 96, 90, 290, 105 and 287 and Interstate 610 also serve the Houston area.

Sites

  • Several sites, ranging in size from less than one acre to 3,600 acres, are available in the Entergy Texas service territory.
  • More than 100 buildings of various sizes are available in the service territory.

Workforce

  • The Entergy Texas service territory has a workforce of 7,067,433.
  • 33,404 people are employed in the Chemical Manufacturing sector.
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