- Jobs: An average of 750 construction workers would be employed during 3+ years of construction. Union members are expected to fill a majority of those jobs. There will be between 2,700 and 3,400 jobs associated with the project in Calvert County alone at the peak of construction activity. Benefits to the natural gas and other industries would support another 14,600 jobs once exports begin.
- Government revenues: About $1 billion annually of additional federal, state and local government revenues would be generated directly and indirectly.
- Taxes: Significantly increased property taxes in Calvert County.
- Local economic benefits: About $22 million in value annually to the local economy from 2018 through 2037 from ongoing plant activities.
- Trade deficit: The natural gas exports would lower the U.S. trade deficit by $2.8 billion to $7.1 billion annually.
- Environmental: By adding on to an existing facility, the Cove Point project would have less environmental impact than other projects proposed for greenfield sites elsewhere.
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