What is the Blue Economy?
The Blue Economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health. The Town of Barnstable actively supports emerging Blue Economy businesses and the growth of existing.
Businesses that are representative of the Blue Economy that are currently located in Barnstable include:
- Maritime Transportation
- Fisheries & Aquaculture
- Tourism & Recreation
- Marine Science & Biotechnology
- Marine Robotics
- Renewable Energy
Town investments that support the blue economy include:
- Wastewater management
- Applied coastal resilience
- Climate change adaptation planning
Cape Cod Blue Economy News and Events
The Big Blue Conference
May 2nd and May 3rd, 2023 @ Mass Maritime Academy
The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Economy Foundation will host a two-day economic development conference focused on the regional blue economy and workforce development at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s new conference center.
Expedition Blue Project
Recognizing that the Cape Cod region’s environment is its economy, Expedition Blue balances our economic and environmental health, creates a new regional identity focused on pride in our water and coastal resources, and supports a sustainable year-around economy for its residents.
Cape Cod by the Numbers
(source: Cape Cod Blue Economy Project Report 2017)