SUSTAINABLE WORKING WATERFRONTS TOOLKIT
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Tips for Accessing the Economic Data

The following example uses Duval County, Florida, with its major city of Jacksonville, to demonstrate how to use the information contained in the full report. Throughout the example, links are provided to specific tables and maps contained in the report. This example is designed to help readers better understand how to use the report to find similar information for their own locality.

The facts below are about the ocean economy of Duval County, Florida. Links are provided to the source in the report from which each fact was derived.

  • Ocean-related Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Duval County was $1,048 million in 2009 (Figure 8, Appendix A1), and there were16,945 jobs in ocean-related businesses (Figure 9, Appendix A1).

  • Ocean-related Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Ranked 24th nationwide in 2009 (Table 8).

  • Tourism and recreation ranked 50th for predicted positive change, and is expected to increase by 114 percent from 2009 to 2020 (Table 11). In contrast, the minerals sector ranked 28th in the largest predicted negative change by 2020, and, based on historical data, essentially is predicted to go out of existence (Table 12).

  • Marine port shipments by tonnage for Duval County increased by 40 percent from 9.1 million tons in 1997 to 12.8 million tons in 2010 (Table 14). Tonnage is predicted to increase to 17.6 million tons by 2020 (Table 14).

  • Similarly, the dollar value of marine port shipments in Duval County increased by 39 percent from 1997 to 2010 (Table 15). The predicted value of port shipments in 2020 is $29.3 billion.

  • Commercial fish landings, on average, increased from 4.3 to 6.0 million pounds between 1995 and 2010 (Table 16).

  • The dollar value of commercial fishing landings went from $10.9 million in 1995 to $11.0 million in 2010 (Table 17).

  • Cruise ship passenger nights have been very stable since 2004 (Table 18). There was not enough data to predict a value for the year 2020.

  • In 2009, there were 844,000 ocean related establishments in Duval County that created 16,945 jobs. Wages were $489 million and GDP for ocean-related industries in 2009 was $1.048 billion (Appendix A1).

  • Marine Construction GDP was $ 54.8 million in 2009, Living Resources was $4.5 million, Offshore Minerals $1.6 million, Ship and Boat Building $144.4 million, Ocean-related Tourism and Recreation $282.7 million, and Marine Transportation was $560.5 million (Appendix A2). Obviously, tourism and recreation are the dominant ocean-related industries.

  • The estimated GDP contributions of these ocean-related industries for Duval County follow a similar pattern (Appendix A3). Contributions include the indirect and induced effects or impacts as the revenues and jobs generated by direct ocean-related industry activity as it ripples through the regional economy. Contributions of ocean-related sectors were estimated to be $210 million for Marine Construction in 2009, $26 million for Living Resources, $580 million for Ship and Boat Building, $987 million for Tourism and Recreation, and $2,218 million for Marine Transportation. No value for the contribution for the Offshore Minerals sector in Duval county could be estimated due to data suppression on the State-level share of the Limestone, Sand and Gravel sector, and the  Oil and Gas Exploration and Production sector for Florida, which comprised the minerals sector at the county level.


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