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safety and environmental records . Both company programs , such as safety training and procedures ; and regulatory programs , such as facility permitting and regular inspections by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality , will ensure operations and emissions are protective of public health , safety and the environment .
Both ExxonMobil and SABIC demonstrate positive relationships with the communities in which they operate across the United States . Their employees volunteer thousands of hours annually through organizations like Habitat for Humanity , the Food Bank and Junior Achievement in their communities . If the project locates here , San Patricio County and the Coastal Bend would benefit from these positive contributions .
The project expects to make a site selection decision around the end of the first quarter of this year . After this decision , it would begin the permitting process . Once permit approvals are received , ExxonMobil and SABIC would each make a final investment decision on whether to move forward . After that , construction would begin and would be expected to take about five years .
If the San Patricio site is selected , Gulf Coast Growth Ventures truly has the potential to bring a generation of jobs and opportunity to the Coastal Bend .

PROJECT STATS :

PLASTICS MANUFACTURING FACILITY MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT 600 DIRECT JOBS 3,500 INDIRECT AND INDUCED JOBS THOUSANDS OF CONSTRUCTION JOBS UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY LEADING SAFETY RECORDS POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY

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