Building a Restoration Economy
Environmental Restoration = Economic Restoration
Investing in coastal restoration in the Mississippi River Delta and Gulf Coast provides quadruple returns, by supporting jobs in multiple sectors:
- Tourism and fishing jobs
- Infrastructure-related jobs in oil and gas, ports and other transportation areas
- Jobs in firms engaged in restoration work
- Creation of a new export industry in restoration — a growing global market
Without action from Congress, those fines could have gone to unrelated federal spending, instead of repairing the area damaged by the spill.
A healthy coastal ecosystem is vital for the Gulf’s economy and has the potential to create jobs for businesses across the United States.
Map: Relevant U.S. employee locations of firms linked to Gulf Coast restoration projects