Toward an equitable blue-green economy in Southeast Louisiana

Report by Amy Teller , Robert Habans
April 5, 2022

The Data Center   (New Orleans)

Across Southeast Louisiana, investments are being made in coastal and water management and green infrastructure. Leaders have long recognized the potential for “water jobs” and “green jobs” to promote equity and diversify the economy while improving our relationship to the environment. Drawing from interviews with stakeholders who work locally on these issues, this report examines the alignment of economic development, environmental adaptation, and equity in Southeast Louisiana. Among other topics, it focuses on the water management economy’s evolution, challenges and opportunities to promote equity, and skills and other dimensions of economic transition, among other topics.