Analysis of Coastal Restoration Workforce Assets, Challenges, and Opportunities in South Louisiana

Dec 04, 2014
  • Description

The implementation of Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan is underway and is designed to ensure the future of Louisiana's coastal environments and economy. The only plan of its kind in the country, the Coastal Master Plan will protect significant energy and commerce assets critical to the nation's economic security. The Coastal Master Plan, along with the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, demonstrates a science-based, strategic approach to resilience that has garnered national and international attention for Louisiana. Recognizing the significant opportunity of planned coastal restoration projects on the communities, environments, and economies of South Louisiana, Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) commissioned Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) to produce an analysis of Louisiana's coastal restoration industry and workforce that could inform public officials, community partners and potential funders about the workforce assets, opportunities, and challenges relevant to implementing the Coastal Master Plan.