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Progress Enterprise: Ships Could Start Here

January 30, 2013   |   Adam Jacobs, Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   South Shore Now
There is a simple reason why Irving should bring subcontracts of its national shipbuilding contract to Lunenburg. Mr. Kinley was speaking to the media shortly after Premier Darrell Dexter announced the results of Duke University’s (Durham, North Carolina) Centre on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness study, which suggests Nova Scotia should be at the centre of Canada’s shipbuilding future.
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Sydney companies mentioned in shipbuilding report

January 29, 2013   |   Ryan Van Horne,Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   Cape Breton Post
HALIFAX — The owner of a Sydney company touted in a Duke University report on Nova Scotia’s shipbuilding capability says the mention is a feather in his company’s cap.
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Ships contract creates opportunities offshore

January 25, 2013   |   Remo Zaccagna,Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   The Chronicle Herald
Report author stresses potential for firms with nautical expertise to find markets elsewhere.
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NS must become centre of shipbuilding excellence, study says

January 24, 2013   |   BEVERLEY WARE,Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   The Chronicle Herald
... companies over the next little while,” Dexter said of the study, conducted by Duke University's Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness.
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Shipbuilding contracts should lead to 30 years of opportunity

January 24, 2013   |   Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   NG News
Duke University's Centre on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness in Durham, NC, prepared the study, which shows how local companies could become ...
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The value beyond ships

January 24, 2013   |   Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   The Chronicle Herald Editorial
SHIPS Start Here doesn’t stop with ships. And the local opportunity to be reaped from the $33-billion worth of ships Ottawa will be building over the next 30 years isn’t limited to the patrol ships and frigates that Irving Shipbuilding Inc. will be building in Halifax. That’s the message Nova Scotia businesses should draw from the Shipbuilding Value Chains analysis the province commissioned from Duke University researchers and released Thursday in Lunenburg.
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Charting a Course for 30 Years of Work

January 24, 2013   |   Nova Scotia - Social Media Release
The province is helping Nova Scotians get ready to make the most of the federal shipbuilding contracts that will bring 30 years of opportunities and good jobs. Premier Darrell Dexter released an analysis of the range of activities needed to create, produce, deliver and maintain the arctic offshore patrol ships, polar icebreaker, and research vessels.
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Geosynthetics Industry Poised to Grow as Gulf Coast Restoration Ramps Up

July 26, 2012   |   Elizabeth Skree   |   EDF
What are geosynthetics and why are they central to the creation of jobs and expansion of coastal restoration projects?
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RESTORE Act creates jobs along ailing Gulf Coast

June 11, 2012   |   Zoe Sullivan   |   The Louisiana Weekly
Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), released a study last week on the job opportunities in wetlands restoration. The study, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation and conducted by Mather Economics, found that the potential positive impact of RESTORE Act funding would be substantial. The RESTORE Act is an amendment attached the transportation bill currently being discussed in conference committees between the U.S. House and Senate. The Act would create a trust for Clean Air and Water Act fines levied against BP and others for the damage to the environment caused by the 2010 BP oil disaster.
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RESTORE fines focused on Oyster Reef restoration will jumpstart Gulf economy, create jobs

June 08, 2012   |   Peter Schorsch   |   SaintPetersBlog
After a comprehensive investigation into the hiring potential of 130 nationwide firms involved in the oyster reef restoration industry, the Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness today released a report, "RESTORING GULF OYSTER REEFS: Opportunities for Innovation," finding that oyster reef restoration projects could provide quadruple economic returns for the Gulf Coast states.
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RESTORE Act Fines Could Provide Job Opportunities in the Gulf Coast, 32 Other States

December 05, 2011   |   Restore the Mississippi River Delta
The Clean Water Act penalties from last year’s BP oil disaster could kick start the launch of a long-term investment in ecosystem restoration and create jobs that would benefit at least 140 businesses with nearly 400 employee locations in 37 states, including more than 260 in the Gulf Coast and nearly 60 in Florida, according to a new Duke University study.
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Spend Oil Spill Fines on Restoration

December 05, 2011   |   WCTV News
With Congressional hearings slated for Wednesday and litigation moving forward, a leading environmental group on Monday urged federal lawmakers to use expected fines from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on restoration efforts that will translate into jobs and economic growth.
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Federal RESTORE Act would generate many jobs for Florida businesses

December 05, 2011   |   WTSP News
A lot of jobs are on the line as Congress prepares to vote on a bill that would set aside the cash BP will eventually pay in fines for last year's oil spill. That's according to a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund. The report also concludes those fines could help launch an entire new industry focusing on coastal restoration.
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Targeting oil spill fines to ecosystem restoration could be big job generator, report says

December 05, 2011   |   Bruce Alpert   |
A report by Duke University says legislation that would target Clean Water Act penalties from the BP oil spill to ecosystem restoration could be a big job generator, including for firms facing cuts in oil and gas industry work.
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