Developed by the Urban Land Institute in 2020, the Business Case for Resilience in Southeast Florida was commissioned by the Compact and the business community to systematically assess the economic impact of investment in resilience in the Southeast Florida region, and is based on a regional economic analysis conducted by AECOM.
The findings illustrate the shared interest for action by both the public and private sectors in investing in proactive flood protection and climate adaptation measures. It presents a compelling business case for the Southeast Florida region to make significant investments in resilient infrastructure now, including both community-wide and building-scale adaptation measures. Understanding the economic consequences of current and predicted coastal hazards is critical to help inform decision-making on ways to protect communities, businesses, and natural resources. The project was supported by a coalition of local partners, including Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; the Beacon Council Foundation; Broward Workshop; Community Foundation of Broward; Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.