The Blue Economy

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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. [It is important to the Town of Barnstable....]


Maritime Transportation  •  Fisheries & Aquaculture  •  Tourism & Recreation  •  Wastewater Management  •  Applied Coastal Resilience  •  Shipbuilding  •  Marine Science & Biotechnology  •  Marine Robotics  •  Renewable Energy  •  Adaptation to Climate Change


Local Success Stories

Applied Coastal Resilience Innovation Center
The Town of Barnstable, together with regional partners, is in support of an Applied Coastal Resilience Innovation Center to catalyze economic and educational opportunities that will lead to innovative solutions to improve the resilience of housing, infrastructure and the environment in coastal communities.

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Cape Cod Blue Economy Project


Vision: The Cape Cod region is driven by the water that surrounds us, steeped in maritime tradition and dedicated to innovation. We are a modern water-based economy that connects people to their environment, inspires learning, and exports our knowledge to the world.



Maritime Businesses: 1,872

Maritime Employees: 20,530

Annual Revenues: $1.4 Billion

(source: Cape Cod Blue Economy Project Report 2017)