As the Alliance frequently highlights, committing to energy infrastructure like the Mariner East projects will bring widespread economic benefits to the state—none more impactful than creating and sustaining hundreds of jobs in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
If that isn’t encouraging enough, according to new data, projects like Mariner East 2 will create jobs that pay.
According to new data from Pennsylvania’s Center for Workforce, industry positions like Pumping Station Operators and Pump Operators earn far above the average salary, ranging from $52,200 to $69,350.
Governor Tom Wolf has been extremely focused on ‘jobs that pay’, even listing it as one of his administration’s top priorities. “To rebuild the middle class, we need new ideas to create jobs that pay and policies that support our manufacturing and new growth industries,” Governor Wolf said. “Coming from the private sector, I know we must make new investments in 21st century manufacturing and refocus our economic development dollars and strategies. The commonwealth can help set the table for robust private sector growth to create and retain good jobs while strengthening the middle class.”
Increasing and modernizing Pennsylvania’s energy infrastructure will ignite an economic boom that will benefit the region, the state, and the household. With Mariner East under construction, these benefits are now only a matter of months away.