We must pursue a value-added approach within our existing business structure and industries

  • We should support our business community to innovate, develop, and manufacture new products using our existing natural resources and industries.
  • We should focus upon using the byproducts of our existing industries to produce a broader array of goods for intrastate and interstate consumption.
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing) frequently uses petroleum-based products as raw materials. Locating a 3D manufacturing plant adjacent to or within a refinery footprint would reduce the energy required for manufacturing.