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The Coastal Index 2017

Jun 14, 2017

With the update of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, the infusion of money from the BP settlement, and the existential issue of coastal land loss, Southeast Louisiana has the makings for a water management cluster. The Coastal Index 2017 measures economic, social, and political factors that have been shown to affect the formations of clusters in the U.S., as well as provides a roadmap for how leaders can build on strengths and address weaknesses to create a self-sustaining water management cluster that can become a long lasting economic driver for the region.

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The New Orleans Youth Index 2016

Dec 14, 2016

This report is a statistical snapshot of the well-being of New Orleans children/youth, designed to inform the development of strategies that can improve the academic, social, and behavioral outcomes of children/youth age 0 to 24.

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Maximizing Economic Growth While We Manage Our Water

May 05, 2016

This infographic, developed from data in The Coastal Index 2015, shows that while Louisiana is taking steps toward building a water management cluster, it may be repeating mistakes of the past. We are leaving out local and small businesses that could be capitalizing on a new wave of environmental infrastructure, and neglecting to fully capture the benefits of large out-of-state companies establishing satellite offices or regional headquarters in Louisiana.

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