Cape Cod Maritime Economy Project Seeks Funding

Marconi Beach in Wellfleet | Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism photo,

Leaders of a regional effort on Cape Cod to promote and sustain the area’s so-called “blue economy” will have a plan in place by June 2017 to chart the project’s course over the next two to three years — if they can persuade the state to give them more money to move the effort forward.

According to an article on, the Blue Economy Project, spearheaded by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Cape Cod Commission, has spent months holding listening sessions from Provincetown to Plymouth to get input from anyone connected to the region’s maritime economy to help expand the economic base beyond tourism into something more sustainable. The project team is now working on a final report to present to the state’s Seaport Economic Council in June.

Read about efforts to promote the Cape Cod maritime economy.