Sustainable Industries in New Orleans
Sustainable Industries feature companies that manage and solve environmental issues and challenges. Among the types of companies included in this cluster are those that handle water/waste, focus on building efficiency and remodeling, and are involved in environmental administration. Others targeted for this cluster include organizations that address solar energy, coastal restoration and disaster recovery.
Hurricane Katrina illustrated the fragility of our coast and underscored the importance of rebuilding sustainably in the face of increasing flood risks and other environmental hazards. Such perspective has increased demand for companies providing these services and products.
A workforce with a tremendous depth of engineers, scientists and professionals supports this cluster. Collectively, they possess deep expertise in Southeast Louisiana ecology and geography, water management, coastal restoration and catastrophic event resilience.