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  • Seafood from the Delta | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Damage Assessment Economics Blog Media Room Media Resource Us in the News Latest Delta News Fact Sheets Press Releases Reports and Resources Videos About Who We Are What We Do Meet Our Experts Contact Upcoming Events Support Restoration Sign up Take Action Protect The Funding Volunteer Discover the Delta Discover the Delta How the Delta Formed What Went Wrong Hurricanes Katrina and Rita BP Oil Disaster America Needs the Delta The Delta and America s Economy The Delta and Seafood The Delta and Its Communities The Delta in American Life and Culture Wildlife and Natural Resources RELATED SOURCES Related America Needs the Delta Building a Restoration Economy Delta Dispatches Faces of the Delta Delta Dispatches Profiles in Resilience The Delta and Seafood No matter where in the country you live you ve probably enjoyed oysters crabs shrimp and fish from the Mississippi River Delta thanks to Louisiana s commercial fishery the largest in the lower 48 states More than a third of America s oysters are harvested from Louisiana waters Louisiana lands roughly 25 percent of the blue crabs caught nationwide Louisiana shrimpers catch roughly a million pounds of both brown and white shrimp every year The delta s fisheries sustain a large part of the coastal economy and support a unique way of life Louisiana s seafood industry creates some 26 000 jobs and generates 2 4 billion dollars in economic impact every year Recreational saltwater fishing adds another 750 million dollars in economic impact and supports almost 8 000 jobs in the state The Mississippi River Delta s abundant marshes and wide variety of salinities provide ideal habitat for oysters shrimp crabs and many species of fish For example juvenile shrimp and blue crabs seek protection in brackish marshes until they grow older and move out to open

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  • Profiles in Resilience | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    by noon Sunday on Sept 25 th the 45 mph wind finally fell to a breeze and the water levels began to decrease If the storm had made landfall closer to Lafayette or any place east of Lafayette we may have had serious flooding in the South Lafourche system Aggressively building and raising the levee through the years allowed our area to work successfully with the 8 to 9 ft of water against the levee In fact the protected area of South Lafourche was one of the only areas to avoid flooding in 2005 Good levees and good luck South Lafourche needed both to survive 2005 Windell A Curole General Manager South Lafourche Levee District Join us tomorrow September 23 in Houma for an expert panel discussion with state and local leaders on restoration and recovery 10 years after Rita Details here You can also show your support for coastal restoration by taking the pledge to urge leaders to be a powerful voice for coastal restoration Take the pledge at RestoretheCoast org No Comments Profiles in Resilience ORA Estuaries wins 2014 Water Challenge business pitch at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week April 14 2014 Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in Economics People Profiles in Resilience Restoration Projects By Keenan Orfalea Communications Intern Environmental Defense Fund Last month ORA Estuaries took first place in the 2014 Water Challenge business pitch competition at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week The Baton Rouge based company beat out four other startups to claim the prize which included 50 000 in seed money as well as free office space and legal counsel for a year This support will help the company to expand the use of its innovative products and services in restoring Louisiana s wetlands Tyler Ortego president and founder of ORA Estuaries ORA Estuaries provides engineering scientific and regulatory consulting services as well as project implementation for clients including local state and federal governments The company s primary products are the patented OysterBreak and OysterKrete technologies The OysterBreak and OysterKrete technologies were originally developed in Louisiana to address Louisiana s coastal land loss said Tyler Ortego president and founder of the company This prize package combined with recent project successes is critical to allowing ORA Estuaries to export that success to other areas of the country and world ORA s innovative technologies are specifically designed to facilitate the protection restoration and healthy growth of coastal estuaries OysterBreak is designed to use the gregarious shell building nature to form a living coastal protection structure The system has proven more effective than alternative rock structures By employing these tools ORA Estuaries is able to accomplish its primary goals of stabilizing shoreline and enhancing marine ecosystems Small Oysterbreak Credit ORA Estuaries While ORA Estuaries may be a startup Ortego has years of experience working in coastal engineering and natural resource management He is a Graduate of Louisiana State University and holds B S and M S degrees in Biological Engineering as well as being both a professional engineer and a certified oyster biologist with the state s Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board He started his career consulting on wetland restoration flood protection and mitigation projects around Louisiana and the Gulf Coast before founding ORA Estuaries Since then the company has participated in a number of large scale plans involving the study and design of oyster reefs and various other aquatic environments Through the success of these projects Mr Ortego hopes they will become the new definition of a living shoreline Thanks to winning the Water Challenge business pitch ORA Estuaries plans to use its innovator prize monies to help market their OysterBreak technology as a solution to coastal restoration experts internationally No Comments Profiles in Coastal Restoration Allied Concrete Company August 5 2013 Posted by Rachel Schott in Economics Profiles in Resilience Restoration Projects Seafood By Will Lindsey Environmental Defense Fund Allied Concrete Company a 68 year old firm based in Charlottesville Va is creating new business opportunities by partnering with conservation groups to deploy miles of new oyster reefs along the Gulf Coast These reefs are composed of an innovative concrete product and create both a restored ecosystem habitat as well as a new business opportunity for Allied Concrete Allied Concrete builds Oyster Castles to battle declining oyster populations in coastal regions Photo Credit Allied Concrete Co In 2011 the 100 1000 Coalition began implementing a project to build 100 miles of oyster reefs in Alabama which would then support more than 1 000 acres of marshland Coalition member organizations include Mobile Baykeeper The Nature Conservancy The Alabama Coastal Foundation Weeks Bay Foundation Dauphin Island Sea Lab The Ocean Foundation Alabama Wildlife Foundation and Coastal Conservation Association A displaced Louisianan Allied Concrete company president Gus Lorber has a passion for saving the Gulf I grew up in Louisiana and worked played and fished in the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast area my entire life said Lorber I have seen firsthand the degradation of the coastal wetlands in that area my entire life Founded in 1945 Allied traditionally made concrete blocks but the company has since diversified its product range in response to ever changing markets and customer needs Notably in 2007 Allied joined forces with The Nature Conservancy and others to develop a solution to the declining oyster populations in coastal regions The result of this partnership was the Oyster Castle which is a concrete unit by Allied specially designed to build oyster reefs The unit is made of a certified blend of proprietary material conducive to attracting and fostering oyster settlement attachment and growth Oyster Castles create habitats and also help to slow coastline erosion Photo Credit Allied Concrete Co Significantly the Oyster Castle has received a gold Cradle to Cradle certification for its environmentally friendly design With Gulf Coast restoration projects likely to ramp up in response to potential monies flowing as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Allied s business is expected to increase I firmly believe that as the RESTORE Act monies become available the monies should be spent on creating economies in the home states and we are prepared to license local manufacturers to make our units to accomplish this goal says Lorber Allied is proud to be making a product that has a positive impact in the Gulf Coast Besides being my passion all of my employees love what we are doing with Oyster Castles said Lorber They feel good about this company for helping the environment they feel good about their part in making a product that plays a part in this and they always volunteer for whatever hair brained scheme I come up with to make products that do good things In addition to providing habitat oyster reef restoration projects provide numerous environmental benefits including water filtration habitat for other marine life storm surge attenuation and erosion control No Comments Profiles in Coastal Restoration HESCO Bastion July 18 2013 Posted by Delta Dispatches in BP Oil Disaster Profiles in Resilience Restoration Projects RESTORE Act By Will Lindsey Environmental Defense Fund Louisiana based company HESCO Bastion Environmental Inc is at the forefront of business innovations in response to the growing market for coastal restoration projects Finding new uses for established products the company is now involved in creating artificial oyster reefs and protective structures for wetlands This arena of work is expected to expand and create more jobs in coastal communities as the RESTORE Act funds and other monies from the BP oil spill begin to flow The Louisiana National Guard constructs a wall of sand filled Hesco Concertainer units in Cameron La to help keep oil tainted water in the Gulf of Mexico from moving inland June 22 2010 U S Army HESCO s original product the Concertainer is a barrier system that consists of galvanized welded mesh framed baskets complete with a non woven geotextile liner The product is offered in different dimensions and when properly assembled and filled with substrate such as sand creates a system of walls of exceptional strength and integrity In the past the Concertainer has been used primarily for flood protection and by the U S armed forces as a barrier against force Now in the face of coastal erosion in the Gulf Coast the Concertainer has been adapted to take on the challenge of coastal restoration The aptly named Concertainer Delta Unit maintains the original shape and design of the Concertainer but adds front unlined compartments These front compartments which alternate between rectangular and triangular shapes can be filled with materials such as oyster shells that provide habitat for aquatic organisms The lined section can be filled with other substrates that encourage coastal plant life to be established This allows for the restoration of coastal environments by creating a living shoreline Working with the University of New Orleans HESCO demonstrated that the Concertainer could be used as an effective coastal restoration tool by helping to rebuild degraded shoreline near New Orleans Currently with the potential for millions of dollars in funding to be directed to coastal restoration through the RESTORE Act and other payments from the BP oil spill coastal restoration companies like HESCO could see a significant growth in business Our products provide a low cost solution to a wide range of coastal restoration and protection challenges from oyster reef construction to flood protection said Stephanie Victory president of HESCO Bastion Environmental Inc We have completed projects all over the world from emergency flood responses in Thailand to building HESCO Delta Unit oyster reefs just north of Gulf Shores Ala We are thrilled that the RESTORE Act passage will create more opportunities for jobs and coastal restoration efforts back home in Louisiana and across the Gulf region 1 Comment Profiles in Resilience Royal Engineering Consultants LLC May 9 2013 Posted by Delta Dispatches in Profiles in Resilience By Kaitlin Brown Environmental Defense Fund We look at coastal restoration as the future of our company Dwayne Bernal CEO Royal Engineering Dwayne Bernal CEO Royal Engineering Royal Engineering Consultants LLC Royal a New Orleans based engineering and consulting firm is one of the many innovative businesses committed to rebuilding the Gulf Coast after the 2010 Gulf oil disaster Led by CEO Dwayne Bernal Royal is dedicated to serving the public in a way that focuses not only on individual projects but also on rebuilding strong local communities The company s 75 employees work in a variety of areas including civil engineering construction management program project management environmental services energy services and coastal engineering Passage of last year s RESTORE Act is expected to provide significant new funding for coastal restoration This infusion will in turn benefit local companies like Royal and provide opportunities for them to grow The RESTORE Act provides a catalytic opportunity for our nation to create and protect jobs not only along the Gulf Coast but in communities across the country that will provide materials technologies and services for ecosystem restoration says Dwayne We look at coastal restoration as the future of our company Royal s coastal engineering services include but are not limited to planning and design of ecosystem restoration projects hydraulic and hydrodynamic modeling shoreline protection beneficial use of dredged material marsh creation design and barrier island restoration As coastal restoration funding is allocated to the Gulf Coast states as directed through the RESTORE Act more projects like these will be approved creating job and business growth opportunities for companies like Royal Engineering Royal Engineering s office in New Orleans Bernal who was born and raised in New Orleans formed Royal in 2005 after witnessing the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina on his hometown I worked in the engineering field for several local companies and then Hurricane Katrina hit and I saw that basically as an opportunity to take that entrepreneurial spirit that I had within me and start my own organization said Dwayne One week after Hurricane Katrina with 15 employees Dwayne created Royal Engineering Initially the company assisted with hurricane cleanup working on debris removal and quality assurance But as time went by Dwayne diversified Royal and added additional services and areas of expertise Following the devastation of Katrina Dwayne realized that restoration of the Gulf was going to take more time and effort than anyone had predicted and that everyone would need to play a role in order to restore the region and create a more sustainable environment for the future Like so many other people throughout the Gulf Coast Dwayne recognizes that the future of his beloved city and the Mississippi River Delta depends on the restoration efforts of companies like Royal Engineering And Royal isn t planning on leaving New Orleans or the business of coastal restoration any time soon No Comments Profiles in Resilience Ecology and Environment Inc July 10 2012 Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in BP Oil Disaster Hurricane Katrina Job Creation Profiles in Resilience Restoration Projects RESTORE Act This is the next in our Profiles in Resilience series highlighting companies that work on coastal restoration in the Mississippi River Delta and Gulf Coast By Audrey Payne Environmental Defense Fund Ecology and Environment Inc E E is an environmental consulting firm that was founded in 1970 and prides itself on its ability to get the most environmental bang for your buck A few of their projects include helping countries around the world write environmental policy working on environmental issues through social and political turmoil oil embargoes and environmental disasters and helping to restore the Gulf Coast Environmental restoration has become a major part of E E s work and the company has paired up with several non profit organizations on projects including The Nature Conservancy National Fish and Wildlife Foundation National Audubon Society Riverkeeper and a few land trust organizations The company s goal is to remain ahead of the curve in environmentally sustainable practices and it has been instrumental in not only carrying out restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico but also in planning them The Gulf Coast is everyone s responsibility says Bill Hudson of Ecology and Environment We are particularly pleased that Congress has finally passed the RESTORE Act Beyond directing much needed funding to the gulf the legislation does a great job of integrating ecological and economic recovery and making sure that projects across the region are planned coordinated and managed using the best available science and ecosystem based and adaptive management approaches Ecology and Environment Inc A philosophy of sustainability Ecology and Environment Inc headquartered in Lancaster N Y has offices in 43 cities across the United States including one in Baton Rouge La as well as 17 more offices throughout the world The company has worked in just about every ecosystem imaginable from the arctic to the tropics and it employs over 1 150 experts in 85 different science and engineering disciplines contributing to its multidisciplinary approach to problem solving The company strives to promote economic and human development in an environmentally sustainable manner and says that sustainability is the culture in which we live work and conduct business it extends from our local neighborhoods to the global community Ecology and Environment Inc offers services in several markets including power government oil and natural gas renewable energy and mining One of its points of pride is its approach to ecological and ecosystem management Hudson says an example of E E s expertise in ecosystem management is its work with oyster beds Anybody could go out and build an oyster bed explains Hudson But you don t want to build an oyster bed in water that s not good for growing oysters If there s too much sediment or if the water s not right or you re destroying a bed of seagrass to put in the oysters then they re not going to grow like you want them to and it s not worth it That s why we do a lot of planning testing and assessing before we actually take action Ecology and Environment and the Gulf of Mexico Before Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster of 2010 wetland restoration in the Gulf of Mexico had not been a main priority of the nation even though it is well documented that wetlands provide storm and flood protection to communities and natural areas as well as habitat for wildlife and seafood However those two disasters put restoring the gulf on the nation s radar and E E has been heavily involved post disaster Hudson points out that E E staff has attended almost every gulf restoration conference since the BP oil spill After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita E E worked with the U S Environmental Protection Agency the Army Corps of Engineers and the state of Louisiana to document damage to coastal wetlands They conducted habitat analyses to find out where the most damage had been done and they also helped develop restoration plans in several national wildlife refuges such as Sabine Cameron Prairie Big Branch Marsh and Bayou Sauvage to diminish the negative effects of storm damage The Mississippi River Delta acts as an incredibly important habitat for waterfowl and this habitat has been put at risk by damaged wetlands and strong storms In collaboration with Arcadis E E worked with the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration OCPR on the Innovative Dredging Initiative project The purpose of the project was to develop a plan to look at new contracting techniques and bidding methods that could reduce the cost and streamline the design of constructing restoration projects E E also led the development of the Inland Marsh Restoration Plan for Louisiana and investigated new dredging contracting techniques and bidding methods that could reduce costs while streamlining the design of dredging projects These projects included a study proposal on alternatives to dumping dredged soil into upland confined disposal facilities CDFs or into the Gulf of Mexico The U S Army Corps of Engineers is required to dispose of sediment dredged during the maintenance of waterways in the most cost effective way

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  • Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 18, 2013 | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Latest Mississippi River Delta News January 18 2013 January 18 2013 Posted by Kevin Chandler in Latest News Greater New Orleans Foundation Ford Foundation fund study on coastal residents challenges By Benjamin Alexander Bloch The Times Picayune New Orleans January 17 2013 While projects already exist to restore Gulf of Mexico wetlands and build levees the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Ford Foundation are funding a new project to focus on the needs of people who live in vanishing coastal communities Read more New Mardi Gras Pass could be restricted if oil facility gets OK to rebuild road By Mark Schleifstein The Times Picayune January 17 2013 A small oil company that lost the only road to its Plaquemines Parish storage facility south of Pointe a la Hache when the Mardi Gras Pass crevasse was formed in early 2012 has asked the Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Natural Resources to rebuild the road atop four 6 by 46 foot culverts that would be built into the crevasse Read more Coastal restoration plan totals 50 billion By Sable LaFrere The Houma La Courier January 16 2013 While damage from the 2010 BP oil spill is not fully

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  • Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    the design stages this diversion located between New Orleans and Barataria Bay addresses an urgent need for a degraded wetland area A unique partnership between government and the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign brought in academic researchers and technical consultants who spent countless hours collecting data and modeling the diversion Making the Case for Mid Barataria Local Support for Mid Barataria Data Collection Satellite view of area around proposed mid Barataria diversion To predict this project s land building potential researchers first sought to understand the river s bottom water flow and sediment content The Mississippi River s sediment the key to rebuilding the delta consists mostly of fine material However in periods of higher flow when the river rushes at a rate of 700 000 cubic feet per second cfs or greater more of the larger heavier sand is carried by the river Though the delta needs both fine material and heavy sand this heavy sand offers the most stable base for a marsh platform This link between river discharge and sand suggests that higher flow diversions best maximize land building by delivering the highest quantity of heavy sediment Potential Land Building With research in hand scientists then created a 3 D model to forecast land building within Barataria Bay Using flow and sediment data researchers compared a 15 000 cfs and 45 000 cfs diversion to measure the differences in land building between diversion sizes Simulating conditions over 25 years the 45 000 cfs diversion deposited 32 million cubic yards of sand four times more than the smaller one This offers a hopeful look at the land building prospects of high flow diversions At the same time actual land building potential could be higher as the model did not include the effects of vegetation the presence of which

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  • Clean Water Act Penalties | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Fact Sheets Press Releases Reports and Resources Videos About Who We Are What We Do Meet Our Experts Contact Upcoming Events Support Restoration Sign up Take Action Protect The Funding Volunteer Overview Science 10 Questions About the Mississippi River Delta Public Policy 2012 Coastal Master Plan The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Process Clean Water Act Penalties The RESTORE Act Building a Restoration Economy Tourism and Fishing Jobs Infrastructure Related Jobs Restoration Jobs Export Driven Jobs RELATED SOURCES Related Public Policy Common Ground 2012 Coastal Master Plan Offers Long Term Vision Flexibility for Louisiana Clean Water Act Penalties The BP oil disaster delivered a huge blow to America s coast Taking an enormous toll on Gulf of Mexico ecosystems and valuable wildlife populations and hitting hard commercial and recreational fishing interests energy infrastructure and the tourism industry its impact was felt nationwide Under current law BP and others responsible for the spill must pay Clean Water Act CWA penalties for each barrel of oil spilled into the gulf Without direct action these penalties would have gone into the federal treasury but thanks to the efforts of legislative champions in the gulf conservation groups business organizations and others Congress passed the RESTORE

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  • Tourism and Fishing Jobs in Coastal Louisiana | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    PDF Duke University report Restoring Gulf Oyster Reefs Opportunities for Innovation PDF Duke University report Geosynthetics Coastal Management Applications in the Gulf of Mexico PDF Mather Economics report Job Creation from Gulf Coast Wetlands Restoration PDF Tourism and Fishing Jobs Environmental Restoration Economic Restoration Tourism and fishing jobs Restoration jobs Infrastructure related jobs Export driven jobs The RESTORE Act by investing in the coast s wetlands will protect jobs in fishing and tourism The Mississippi River Delta system and the coastal regions of the Gulf of Mexico sustain vital economic systems A 2008 report by the National Marine Fisheries Service found that eastern Florida and the Gulf region s commercial fishing industry supported more than 200 000 jobs in 2008 1 The Gulf provides roughly 40 of the nation s seafood from the lower 48 states according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 Commercial fisheries in Eastern Florida and the Gulf generated more than 10 5 billion in sales and more than 5 6 billion in income 3 Rebuilding the coast can also increase revenues from fishing For example one study estimates that restoring a 1 acre oyster reef sanctuary that lasts 50 years could result in 40 000 in additional value from commercial finfish and crustacean fisheries because reefs provide nurseries for various fish species 4 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration s National Survey on Recreation and the Environment estimates that the annual economic value of recreational activities like beach visitation recreational fishing SCUBA diving and snorkeling for the Gulf shore is as much as 34 billion 5 For every 1 invested in restoring the Everglades 4 in economic value is created by enhancing activities like tourism and fishing according to a 2011 study by Mather Economics 6 With the funding from the RESTORE Act the

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  • Infrastructure Related Jobs in Coastal Louisiana Restoration | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Economy Tourism and Fishing Jobs Infrastructure Related Jobs Restoration Jobs Export Driven Jobs RELATED SOURCES Related Restoration Economy Restoring the Gulf Coast fact sheet PDF Datu Research Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy PDF Duke University report Restoring the Gulf Coast New Markets for Established Firms PDF Duke University report Restoring Gulf Oyster Reefs Opportunities for Innovation PDF Duke University report Geosynthetics Coastal Management Applications in the Gulf of Mexico PDF Mather Economics report Job Creation from Gulf Coast Wetlands Restoration PDF Infrastructure Related Jobs Environmental Restoration Economic Restoration Tourism and fishing jobs Restoration jobs Infrastructure related jobs Export driven jobs Investing in the Gulf Coast s wetlands will protect jobs associated with critical infrastructure Wetlands act as a sponge for water and wave energy reducing flood risk and keeping communities safe 1 The Gulf Coast s infrastructure supports leading industries like energy production and transportation However the region s roads railways refineries and ports are susceptible to extreme weather events and the associated wind and storm surge damage The Gulf s transportation facilities are vital for more than two dozen states throughout the Mississippi River watershed that send their exports through Louisana Coastal restoration is a key insurance strategy for our nation s export economy The platforms wells and processing facilities of the Gulf accounted for 47 of U S crude oil refinery capacity between 2008 and 2010 2 52 of U S natural gas production between 2007 and 2009 3 and 54 of U S crude oil production between 2008 and 2010 4 In addition the shipping infrastructure of the Gulf accounted for 10 of the 15 largest ports by tonnage in the United States 5 50 of all U S international trade by tonnage 6 and 60 of grain exports from the United States in 2008

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  • Restoration Jobs in Coastal Louisiana and Gulf Coast | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    We Do Meet Our Experts Contact Upcoming Events Support Restoration Sign up Take Action Protect The Funding Volunteer Overview Science 10 Questions About the Mississippi River Delta Public Policy 2012 Coastal Master Plan The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Process Clean Water Act Penalties The RESTORE Act Building a Restoration Economy Tourism and Fishing Jobs Infrastructure Related Jobs Restoration Jobs Export Driven Jobs RELATED SOURCES Related Restoration Economy Restoring the Gulf Coast fact sheet PDF Datu Research Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy PDF Duke University report Restoring the Gulf Coast New Markets for Established Firms PDF Duke University report Restoring Gulf Oyster Reefs Opportunities for Innovation PDF Duke University report Geosynthetics Coastal Management Applications in the Gulf of Mexico PDF Mather Economics report Job Creation from Gulf Coast Wetlands Restoration PDF Restoration Jobs Environmental Restoration Economic Restoration Tourism and fishing jobs Restoration jobs Infrastructure related jobs Export driven jobs By investing in the coast s wetlands the RESTORE Act will help deliver new customers and create jobs in firms throughout the Gulf and the United States Coastal restoration depends on a chain of businesses from planning and design services to the supply of raw materials to heavy equipment and machine repairs Each part of that value chain supports jobs for the construction operation and maintenance of restoration projects Existing firms that make off the shelf equipment such as pumps and dredges as well as new companies that provide coastal restoration services all stand to benefit A 2011 report by Duke University Restoring the Gulf Coast New Markets for Established Firms evaluates the full value chain 1 Duke University identified nearly 400 businesses distributed across 37 states that have the potential to add new customers and grow jobs Of the total 67 are in the five Gulf States of Texas

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