President Donald Trump on Monday congratulated Exxon Mobil Corporation on its newly-announced $20 billion investment program, which will create more than 45,000 construction and manufacturing jobs in the United States Gulf Coast region.

Exxon's new CEO Darren Woods said that the company will invest in refining and chemical-manufacturing projects at 11 proposed and existing sites, located in Texas and Louisiana.

“The United States is a leading producer of oil and natural gas, which is incentivizing U.S. manufacturing to invest and grow,” Woods said.

The Trump administration released a statement, calling Exxon's plans "ambitious."

“This is exactly the kind of investment, economic development and job creation that will help put Americans back to work,” the statement read. “Many of the products that will be manufactured here in the United States by American workers will be exported to other countries, improving our balance of trade. This is a true American success story. In addition, the jobs created are paying on average $100,000 per year.”

Trump also took to Twitter to tout the news, which he said is a sign that America is "winning" again.

Woods became CEO of Exxon this year after then-CEO Rex Tillerson was tapped by Trump as the president’s nominee for secretary of state.

The Senate confirmed Tillerson on February 1, and he was sworn in on the same day.

Politico reported that Exxon made some of the cited investments prior to President Trump's election, as far back as 2013.

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