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The Entergy service territory is home to chemical cluster businesses representing approximately 105,873 jobs. These include manufacturers of basic, intermediate and specialty chemicals as well as interdependent and complementary industries.

The Arkansas and Louisiana regions offer proximity to raw materials, available workforce and electricity at rates typically 20 percent below the national average.

6

Deep-water ports in Louisiana

18.3%

of the Entergy Arkansas Service Territory holds a Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Arkansas and Louisiana are Prime Locations for Chemical Products Manufacturers

Arkansas

34 Chemical Products Companies in the Entergy Arkansas Service Territory

“Arkansas has the fourth lowest cost of doing business in the nation.”
CNBC, May 2015

Read more about why business thrives in Arkansas.

Raw Materials

  • More than one-third of Arkansas counties produce natural gas. The Fayetteville Shale, a 50-mile wide formation in Central Arkansas, has produced more than 5 trillion mcf (million cubic feet) of natural gas since drilling began in 2004.

Education

  • 46.6% of the population in the Entergy Arkansas service territory has some college or higher, with 18.3% holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering is located at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Sites

  • Eleven certified sites are located within the Entergy Arkansas territory, including one certified site in Union County, which has a high concentration of bromine.
  • Arkansas is first in the world in bromine production, has an active natural gas shale play and is a petroleum-producing state.

Business Climate

  • Arkansas is ranked 3rd in overall cost of doing business on the Forbes list of the “Best States for Business” report.

Transportation

  • Three Class 1 railroads serve the Entergy Arkansas territory, including Union Pacific, BNSF and Kansas City Southern.
  • Five commercially navigable waterways including the Arkansas River, Mississippi River, Ouachita River, Red River and White River, provide additional transportation options.
  • Four major interstate highways traverse Arkansas, connecting to major population centers within a day’s drive.
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Louisiana

79 Chemical Products Companies in the Entergy Louisiana Service Territory

+3.2% Projected Job Growth in the Chemical Sector
Compared to a National percentage drop of -1.5% (2014-2019)

Workforce

  • The Entergy Louisiana service territory has a total workforce of almost 2 million.
  • 21,769 people are employed in the Chemical cluster.
  • 131,907 people are employed in the Manufacturing sector.

Education

  • 46.8% percent 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 activities, including Conventional and Renewable Energy as well as 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. These deep-water ports are connected to eight coastal ports and 13 inland ports by about 2,300 miles of navigable inland waterways, which is one of the largest port systems in the world.
  • Millions of tons of commodities flow in and out of Louisiana.
    • The chemical tonnage for the following ports is: Port of New Orleans (4.1M tons), Port of Baton Rouge (3.3M tons) and Port of South Louisiana (8.3M tons).
    • The petroleum and petroleum products tonnage for the following ports is: Port of New Orleans (17.1M tons), Port of Baton Rouge (12.5M tons) and Port of South Louisiana (33.1M tons).
  • Six major interstate highways traverse Louisiana, connecting to major population centers within a day’s drive.
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