Search Help - Coastal Economy Data

Coastal data includes the totals of all establishments, employees, and wages for all supersectors defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and of the State Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that are compiled by the Bureau of Economic Activities (BEA) and the NOEP market values economist. (see the BLS website for more information about supersectors).

To search the database, enter your criteria into the appropriate list boxes and checkboxes as needed to define your search. You can also get data for selected years or compare values between two years of available data. Comparisons are calculated in year 2009 constant dollars. Start by selecting one or more states from the Select State(s) and Shoreline Region)(s) list box.

  • The Select State(s) and Shoreline Region(s) selection box contains a list of the available states and shoreline regions of the Ocean Economy, plus United States (national) and All Coastal States (total of all coastal states). The coastal states are defined by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 and include the Great Lakes states.

    The shoreline regions are economic areas of coastal shoreline counties that are defined by the NOAA Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) program to provide for a regional, as well as local comparison. See Ocean Economy Regions for list of region states and counties.

    Select one or more states or regions entries from the selection box.
  • If you select a particular state you can then select one or more coastal counties within the state in the Select County selection box or leave the default State Total (all counties) selected to see the state level data.

    All counties within the selected state are shown in the selection box. Shoreline adjacent counties are listed with a "**" prefix and non-shore-adjacent Coastal Zone (CZ) counties are prefixed with a single "*". If the county is both shore-adjacent and CZ, it is prefixed with "***".
  • The Select Year(s) list box allows you to choose specific years to view. Select All to retrieve values for each of the available years. Choose just one year if you wish to see a comparison with another year (See Select Comparison Year, next, for details).
  • The Select Comparison Year list box is used to indicate a second year to be used for a comparative report. When one year is chosen from the Select Year(s) list box, this optional item is populated with any other years available for comparison. Comparisons are calculated in year 2009 constant dollars. The comparative report shows the selected values for each year, along with a percentage of change.
  • Choose one or more items from the Select Supersector(s) list box for individual economic sectors you wish to be shown on the report or choose Total, all industries to retrieve just the overall total.
  • Use the Select Value(s) to specify the economic data values that you want to see. Select All to retrieve each of the values or choose one or more individual values.
  • Use the checkboxes in the Optional Coastal Region Totals group to request regional subtotals. See NOEP Coastal Geographies for information about these regions.
  • The wages and GDP dollar values are presented without any adjustments for inflation unless two different years are being compared. These dollar values can be automatically adjusted to year 2009 dollars by checking the In year 2009 Dollars checkbox. Wages are adjusted using the Consumer Price Index, while the GDP values are compiled from each state's chained Real Gross Domestic Product (from BEA) for each industry.
  • The generated report may be downloaded as a comma separated values (.csv) file for use with spreadsheets, instead of being displayed as a web page. To use this feature, select 'Download Data' from the Output To list box.

    Note: In order to help NOEP discover how the website data is used, a simple and secure user registration and sign-in is required to download these data.

updated 5-Nov-2014