This polygon shapefile contains time series data for the coastal regions of the Northeastern United States in 2005. This data product was created by combing the spatial information from the 2010 TIGER/Line county shapefiles from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) tabular data from NOAA Costal Services Center. ENOW contains annual time-series data for 449 coastal counties, 30 coastal states, and the nation, derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. It describes six economic sectors that depend on the oceans and Great Lakes, and measures four economic indicators: Establishments, Employment, Wages, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ENOW organizes economic data in ways that focus directly on economic activities that depend on the oceans and Great Lakes. U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service and NOAA Coastal Services Center. (2012). Time-Series Data on the Ocean and Great Lakes Economy for Counties, States, and the Nation, 2005 (Sector Level). NOAA Coastal Services Center. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/xy342dw0766. This data complies with the Information Quality Act directive from the Office of Management and Budget. This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.
Coastal Services Center (U.S.)
Northeast Ocean Data : Maps and data for ocean planning in the northeastern United States