Economic Impacts of Coastal Restoration in Mississippi and Alabama

Sector Definition

The coastal restoration sector is included in NAICS (2014) code 237990 or “Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction”.

  1. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in heavy and engineering construction projects excluding highway, street, bridge, and distribution line construction.

  2. The work performed may include new work, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and repairs.

  3. Specialty trade contractors are included in this group if they are engaged in activities primarily related to engineering construction projects excluding highway, street, bridge, distribution line, oil and gas structure, and utilities building and structure construction.

  4. Construction projects involving water resources, e.g., dredging and land drainage, development of marine facilities, and projects involving open space improvement, e.g., parks and trails are included in this industry.

Employment Impacts

The total employment impact is the sum of direct, indirect and induced impacts.

  1. Indirect impacts result from changes in economic activity of other industrial sectors which supply goods or services to the sector being evaluated.

  2. Induced impacts are the result of personal consumption expenditures by industry employees.

Direct Employment Impacts of Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

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Source of raw data: EMSI (2014).