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Accession Number PB2013-101025
Title Contribution of the Coastal Economy to the State of Delaware.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 24p
Personal Author K. Lewis W. Latham
Abstract Coast-related activity is important business in Delaware. It generates jobs and income for many Delawareans and tax revenues for local and state governments. The objective of this study is to measure the size of this activity and the contributions it makes to the state's economy. Some aspects of coast-related activity are obvious: The several hundred seasonal ocean lifeguards employed by municipalities, state parks, and private associations in coastal communities and the hordes of visitors crowding the boardwalks in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach would not be there if not for the coast. In the same way, all the businesses that cater to people on the beaches and boardwalks are there only because of the coast. Similarly, non-beachfront businesses and residential developments in the coast communities are important parts of the coastal economy. For example, recreational fishing can involve marinas, dealers and services, charter boat operations, 4x4 vehicles for surf fishing, fishing equipment, retail sales, and other related businesses. Less obviously connected to the coast are the businesses in the Inland Bays and lower Delaware Bay area.
Keywords Beaches
Coastal regions
Economic analysis
Recreational activities
State parks

Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 43B - Economic & Community Development
43F - Environment
48B - Natural Resource Management
47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
Corporate Author Delaware Univ., Newark. Sea Grant Coll. Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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