Minerals and Natural Resources

Minerals:

  • Nearly 30,000 employees & over $19.5 billion GDP

Includes activities such as:

  • Limestone, sand & gravel
  • Oil & gas exploration and production

Top 5 states in minerals ocean economy sector:

  • Louisiana, Texas, Alaska, California, Michigan12

Sources:

  1. National Ocean Economics Program. State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies., ONLINE. 2009. Available: http://www.OceanEconomics.org/nationalreport [7 May 2010]. []
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Projected Participation in Marine Recreation: 2005 & 2010, National Survey on Recreation and the Environment 2000., ONLINE. 2005. Available: http://marineeconomics.noaa.gov/nsre/nsreforecast.pdf [7 May 2010]. []