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Planning and Urban Studies
Pamela J. Jenkins
The rapid growth of Louisiana's coastal restoration science and technology assets is paralleled by the growth of business resources to fulfill myriad project needs. Many institutions and organizations in Louisiana seek to further develop the state's research, education, engineering and related restoration assets into a globally competitive set of industries with exportable expertise and products that help the state capitalize on its water challenges. Globally, similar efforts are identified (and often branded) as water technology innovation clusters (or more simply water clusters). This paper explores the phenomenon of the development of water clusters by public-private partnerships and initiatives, nationally and internationally, in a comparative analysis with Louisiana.
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Picou, Stephen C., "Louisiana's Water Innovation Cluster: Is it ready for global competition?" (2014). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1887.
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