Our coastal research examines changing population and employment dynamics along the coast, as well as the economic diversification and spillover potential of coastal restoration work featured in our Coastal Index.
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.
Apr 20, 2015
Indicators track Southeast Louisiana's water management economy and its progress towards becoming a self-propelling economic cluster.
Dec 23, 2014
This brief highlights the types of jobs that are and will become available in water management, and the industry clusters that are competing for the same workers.
Apr 20, 2014
New indicators measure progress toward a more sustainable Southeast Louisiana. This report tracks population shifts in coastal areas. It also investigates whether extensive "water management" activities are diversifying the regional economy.
Jul 20, 2010
This brief describes employment in coastal Louisiana two years prior to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. The jobs data within this brief serves as a baseline against which future impacts of the oil disaster may be compared.