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The Commission supports the promotion and preservation of artistic and cultural resources on Cape Cod, especially as they relate to economic growth.

The Commission released "Leveraging Cultural Assets in Economic Development on Cape Cod", a report on best practices and lessons learned for integrating the creative sector into commerce, in early 2020. The guide is intended to inspire collaboration and strategic planning, elevate successful projects throughout the region, and strengthens the ties of our arts and economy. This is a ten-year update to a 2009 guide that provided guidance on how to design initiatives that maximize communities’ cultural assets for economic development. 

The Commission’s GIS and Geodesign team has also worked with municipalities on creating cultural asset inventories, including the Towns of Wellfleet and Orleans. 

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15M pdf
Dec 23, 2009
Leveraging Cultural Assets for Economic Development A Practical Guide for Municipal Investment in Arts & Culture on Cape Cod Leveraging Cultural Assets for Economic Development A…
30M pdf
Jan 26, 2021
Arts and Culture Guide 2019 Formatted
2019 UPDATE LEVERAGING ARTS & CULTURE in ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on CAPE COD CAPE COD COMMISSION US Mail: P.O. Box 226 (3225 Main Street), Barnstable, Massachusetts 02630 Phone: 508-
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