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South Texas Emerges at Epicenter of LNG, Clean Energy

Three liquefied natural gas facilities are slated to begin construction along the Brownsville Ship Channel in 2017 and 2018. The initial capital investments of $10 billion are expected to accelerate South Texas’ emergence as an epicenter of the LNG trade and clean energy.

The largest facility, involving an initial $6 billion investment, is proposed by Next Decade LLC’s Rio Grande LNG. It would be the largest proposed private investment in the state. Expansions could drive the total investment to $20 billion.

Other proposed facilities include a $3-billion, midscale LNG liquification plant on 650 acres by Annova, and a $1-billion, Phase 1 investment on 625 acres by Texas LNG.

The facilities are expected to deliver thousands of high-paying construction jobs, and new revenue streams for local suppliers. The region’s tax base will expand,and hundreds of permanent, well-paid employees will be needed to operate and supply the LNG plants.

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About Dennis Kaiser

Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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