The Greater Lafourche Port Commission was established by the state of Louisiana in 1960 and exercises jurisdiction over an area of Lafourche Parish south of the Intracoastal Waterway, including Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport. The Commission's founders targeted Port Fourchon for growth and development of port facilities because of its ideal geographic location on the Gulf Coast. Fourchon's primary service market is domestic deepwater oil and gas exploration, drilling, and production in the Gulf of Mexico. Port Fourchon is comprised of over 1200 developed acres that house state-of-the-art service facilities, and the port is in the final phase of its Northern Expansion project, which is more than doubling the port's size and will further accommodate the industry's growing needs.

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