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In partnership with the UMASS Gloucester Marine Station, ECCF is proud to support the North Shore Blue Economy initiative to capitalize on our region’s natural maritime strengths, assets and history and develop a regional blue economic development strategy.
In October 2019, ECCF hosted an Essex County Think Lab that convened more than 75 community leaders to learn about the North Shore Blue Economy initiative. Participants were invited to lend their local expertise in exploring the strengths and challenges currently impacting the sector. Their feedback will be used to help inform the vision and strategy for next steps of the initiative.
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The Blue Economy is already a powerful economic engine for the country as a whole and Massachusetts in particular. But it needs continued investment — in time, attention and resources — to continue to grow.
Thank you to North Shore Alliance for hosting ECCF’s COO and VP for Community Leadership, Stratton Lloyd, on its weekly show, North Shore Conversations, to talk about the Blue Economy.
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“The North Shore Blue Economy initiative is an exciting opportunity to bring together the diverse perspectives of cross-sector leaders to focus a path toward sustainable economic development on the North Shore. “That means maintaining our maritime heritage and regional culture while creating jobs connected to the health of our ocean and coasts.”
– Dr. Katie Kahl, UMass Amherst Gloucester Marine Station
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