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Category: Economic Development

May 15, 2024
2024 Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy released for public comment 

The Cape Cod Commission has released the draft 2024 Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for a 21-day public comment period. The CEDS is a five-year strategic plan for economic development on Cape Cod. The plan is updated every five years in collaboration with the Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) and local and regional stakeholders. It defines an action plan with priority projects to move Cape Cod's economy toward a sustainable future.   

April 29, 2024
District Local Technical Assistance funding to support housing initiatives

Each year, the Cape Cod Commission receives funding through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Living Communities (previously the Department of Housing and Community Development) to provide technical assistance to towns in our region. The District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program helps municipalities with sustainable development and encourages partnerships to achieve planning and development goals that align with state and regional priorities.

March 26, 2024
The 2024 CEDS: Supporting a strong and vibrant Cape Cod

Cape Cod leaders from various sectors, including business, education, nonprofit, and government, came together at the Cape Cod Museum of Art on March 5 for the Cape Cod Economic Summit, a day designed to inform development of the next economic development plan for the region.

January 12, 2024
Economic & Demographic Trends on the Lower & Outer Cape

The Lower and Outer Cape, comprised of the towns of Chatham, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, is a highly desirable vacation, second home, and retirement destination. Commission Chief Planner Chloe Schaefer recently presented data on the subregion's economic and demographic trends to the Lower Cape Community Development Partnership’s Board of Directors.

November 16, 2023
Studying non-motorist trends near the Canal bridges

New and improved data tracking users on the Cape Cod Canal bike paths is now available.


November 6, 2023
Bourne Digital Equity Community Workshop Scheduled for Next Week

Bourne Digital Equity Community Workshop
November 13, 2023 | 6:00 PM
Bourne Veteran’s Memorial Community Center
235 Main Street, Buzzards Bay

October 27, 2023
Cape Cod Communities receive $12 million in state grants

Cape Cod communities are receiving significant funding to support housing, wastewater, and economic development projects through the Commonwealth's OneStop for Growth grant program.

September 29, 2023
Expanding broadband and digital equity on Cape Cod 

The Commission is currently conducting a regional broadband assessment, offering municipal digital equity planning, and coordinating with the statewide digital equity plan.   

September 13, 2022
Childcare assessment offers targeted solutions for Cape Cod and the Islands 

Supported by $200,000 in state funding, the Cape Cod Commission collaborated with Barnstable County and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy to conduct a survey-based needs assessment related to early education and childcare for Cape Cod and the Islands. 

The project aimed to better understand existing levels of provision and needs in the early education and childcare industries, identify gaps in services, and explore potential strategies for improving the accessibility of services in the region.  

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