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Gulf of Mexico

Emery Baya: Restoration is Good Business

Business and environmental communities come together for oyster restoration.

Business and community leaders in the Gulf clearly recognize the important link between a healthy environment and a thriving, resilient economy. Here is one example of a leader working to make a difference in the Gulf.


Emery Baya is Senior Vice President & Principal Environmental Engineer at Thompson Engineering a multi-disciplinary engineering design, environmental consulting, construction management, inspection and materials testing firm headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. Thompson Engineering employs more than 340 people and provides a variety of environmental and engineering services to governmental, industrial and commercial clients.


“In recent years, we have been directing our firm’s expertise towards coastal restoration initiatives and we plan to continue to build upon our experience and enhance our capabilities in this arena. I am very optimistic about the future of the Gulf, because I feel that the business and environmental communities are coming together and recognize that wise stewardship of Gulf resources is a must in order for both economic and environmental objectives to be realized.” 

Thompson Engineering is a partner in the 100-1000: Restore Coastal Alabama initiative, which is working to build 100 miles of oyster breakwater reef, and in turn protect and promote the growth of more than 1,000 acres of coastal marsh and sea grass along Alabama’s coast. 

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