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The Houma-Thibodaux economy is thriving, and it’s easy to see why.

With the lowest unemployment rate in the nation for February 2014, the Houma-Thibodaux economy allows companies to excel and opportunities blossom. The region’s top employers include strategic service providers to some of the largest energy companies in the world, shipbuilding giants that help power the U.S. Coast Guard and commercial marine industry, and regional healthcare facilities like Terrebonne General Medical Center that employ more than 1,400 in addition to providing a number of critical services to area residents. This interconnected network of energy commerce helps make the economy in Houma-Thibodaux one of the strongest in the region.

This area is uniquely positioned with easy access to key shipping channels and strategic assets like Port Fourchon, which services more than 90 percent of deepwater oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and helps to furnish more than 18 percent of the nation’s oil supply.

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