One of the region’s greatest assets is the relationships built between and within industries that foster collaboration and innovation. Building a stronger network within the chemical manufacturing industry will support greater efficiency, promote the use of best practices and new technologies, and reduce waste. The supply network task force takes an industrial ecology approach that studies inputs, outputs and waste products of industries and their relationships to the local economy and the environment.
The assessment will reveal potential synergies across industries, such as using the waste products of the seafood industry (shells of crustaceans) to treat river water used by the chemical industry. The New Orleans East EcoPark is being developed to support existing and emerging industries in southeast Louisiana, including sustainable energy, emerging technologies and facilities to support the expansion of the Port of New Orleans and the container-on-barge market.
Supply Network Chair: Frank Buck