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National Significance

The value of Louisiana’s coast to both our state and nation cannot be overstated.

Oil & Gas Louisiana is America’s third-largest producer of petroleum and second-largest producer of natural gas.
Transportation More than 25% of the nation’s waterborne exports are shipped through Louisiana’s five major ports.
Agriculture Louisiana is among the top ten states in the production of sugar cane (2nd), sweet potatoes (2nd), rice (3rd), cotton (5th) and pecans (5th).
Commercial Fishing Louisiana’s commercial fishing industry produces 25% of all the seafood in America.
Petroleum Refining Louisiana is the third-leading state in petroleum refining.
Tourism Louisiana tourism is a $9.5 billion dollar industry that produces more than $200 million annually in local taxes.
Petrochemical Production Louisiana produces 25% of the nation’s petrochemicals, with a total value of chemical shipments at more than $14 billion a year.
Recreation From hunting and fishing to nature trails and swamp treks, outdoor enthusiasts come from far and wide to enjoy Louisiana’s bounty.