Event Details

The Economics of Working Waterfronts in Alabama

June 11, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Auburn University

Orange Beach Adult Activity Center

Working waterfronts are an important economic driver in Alabama.  Whether they are water-dependent, like commercial fishing boats and boat building, or enhanced by the waterfront, like net repair and restaurants, these businesses play a vital role in our economy and Alabama way of life.

This presentation will detail results from two studies conducted by researchers from Auburn University in coastal Alabama and Mississippi.  Results presented will include:

  • Working waterfront trends and economic impacts
  • Tourists’ willingness to pay for coastal amenities and coastal improvements
  • Tourists’ perceptions of Alabama seafood
  • The economic impacts of working waterfronts and seafood perceptions
  • How you can access and use this data to help you make decisions

Please plan to join us for this valuable information.  R.S.V.P. to jody.thompson@auburn.edu

This workshop is sponsored by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism



Location: 26251 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561


Jody Thompson