Earth Economics is a non-profit located in Tacoma, Washington, dedicated to researching and applying the economic solutions of tomorrow, today.

Earth Economics provides robust, science-based, ecologically sound economic analysis, policy recommendations and tools to positively transform regional, national and international economics, and asset accounting systems.

Working with leading ecologists, economists and modelers, we serve a large circle of businesses, non-profits, government agencies, policy makers and media channels with research, reports, presentations, workshops and investigations.

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Featured Project

This report looks at the growing risks posed by climate change across the United States and the rising costs these are adding up to.  Hurricanes, floods and increasing extreme weather events have high financial and human tolls. The report makes a call to increase efficiency and effectiveness in natural hazard management by making more proactive investments and by focusing on the advantages of green infrastructure for reducing risks. Healthy dunes, oyster reefs, barrier islands and wetlands can reduce flood risk more effectively than erecting levees and seawalls.  Moreover, the report identifies seven areas of federal and state law in need of improvement.



An Assessment of the Value of Pacific County's Nearshore Ecosystems Economic Data for the Shoreline Master Program Planning Process


Earth Economics produced an economic analysis that estimates the value of the ecosystem services provided by natural assets in Pacific County’s nearshore environment. The value of Pacific County’s nearshore ecosystems is approximately $985 million to $4.4 billion dollars per year. With Pacific County updating their Shoreline Master Program (SMP) within the next two years, there is a countywide discussion about what aspects of the shoreline environment to protect and why. We also developed recommendations for the preservation of ecosystems that contribute tangibly to the local economy. With this report, we seek to contribute information so that the public and county decision-makers can better understand the economic context of project planning, policy choices and other requirements, particular to shoreline ecosystems and critical areas throughout the county.