Beyond Recovery: Moving the Gulf Coast Toward a Sustainable Future

In this report, Oxfam America and the Center for American Progress honor the resiliency of the people of the Gulf Coast and propose a plan to restore the region building on existing assets and leveraging incoming federal funding to spark innovation and collaboration, putting local communities to work.

This report details the Gulf Coast’s environmental, economic and social challenges and recommends a regional ecosystem restoration plan to help coastal communities and the ecology recover their past strength and build a foundation for a new economic future – establishing the Gulf Coast as an international leader in coastal restoration and resiliency – by promoting participation from coastal communities and businesses, and prioritizing innovation and opportunity.

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