Terrebonne Parish officials have launched an effort that aims to make the parish less reliant on oil. The plan, led by the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority, seeks to strengthen the three pillars of the area’s economy: oil and gas, seafood and agriculture, and medical services. Economic-development officials also plan to encourage new industries based on the recommendations in a $70,000 study completed last year. The study found that the Terrebonne is in a good position to grow and attract jobs in coastal restoration, aviation, food manufacturing and professional services such as engineering, accounting and law.
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