Coastal and Ocean Economy

Our oceans and Great Lakes represent a productive economic driver. NOAA's Digital Coast provides community-based tools and data sets for documenting and understanding coastal economic impacts.

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Nonemployer Statistics

Access the establishment and gross receipts statistics on businesses without paid employees.

ENOW Explorer

View and interact with the ocean economy data for your state or county.

Jobs in the Fishing Industry

See the diversity of employed and self-employed workers in the U.S. fishing industry with this interactive map.

Econ 120 Videos

Watch short, animated videos that explain basic economic terms and principles.

Working Waterfront Example

Explore how economic data from this site (ENOW) were used to develop an economic profile for Gloucester, Massachusetts.