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The Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC), an advisory board to the Barnstable County Commissioners, was established to guide economic development policy in a manner that will improve the quality of life for all, foster a healthy economy offering a range of employment opportunities at livable wages for year-round residents, and protect the region's natural and built assets today and in the future.

The BCEDC functions include:

  • advise on the development of the economic development goals for Barnstable County,
  • acts as the Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Strategy Committee and Economic Development District (EDD) governing board,
  • advises on the planning, content and implementation of the CEDS,
  • approves the 5-year CEDS document, and
  • advises the Barnstable County Commissioners, upon allocation of funds to award economic development grants/contracts, on the merits of proposals (including the License Plate Grant program).

For a full list of the BCEDC functions, please see the ordinance

There are 11 voting members representing the main economic interests of the region and working towards long-term economic sustainability. There are 3 additional ex-officio members representing the County Commissioners, Assembly of Delegates, and Cape Cod Commission. The Cape Cod Commission staff provides technical expertise and administrative support to the BCEDC, attending all BCEDC meetings and reporting to the committee on activities related to CEDS development and implementation, as well as providing guidance to the Council in the execution of its duties.


Vacancy Announcement

The BCEDC is actively seeking a new member to represent the Banking sector on Cape Cod.

The council meets every other month at the Cape Cod Commission office in Barnstable Village. Any individuals who are interested in participating in the BCEDC should submit a letter of interest to Erin Perry at Submissions will be accepted until the member is appointed.


  • Lauren Barker
    CEO, Cape Cod Young Professionals
  • Ron Bergstrom
    Commissioner, Barnstable County Commissioners
  • Rob Brennan
    President, CapeBuilt Homes
  • Chris Flanagan
    Executive Officer at Home Builders & Remodelers
  • Duane Fotheringham
    President, Hydroid
  • Alisa Galazzi
    Executive Director, Cape Cod Housing Assistance Corporation
  • Kara Galvin
    Executive Director, Cape and Islands Workforce Board
  • Tammi Jacobsen
    Director of Workforce Development & Training, Cape Cod Community College
  • Peter Karlson
    CEO, NeuEon
  • Harold "Woody" Mitchell
    Chair, Cape Cod Commission
  • Su Moran
    Delegate, Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates
  • Paul Niedzwiecki
    Vice President of Strategy & Government Affairs, Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Julie Wake
    Executive Director, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod


Project Resources

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54K pdf
Apr 24, 2019
BCEDC-Nominating Process, approved 04-23-2019
Following notice of resignation of a current member from the BCEDC, the BCEDC, at a regularly scheduled posted meeting shall vote to post vacancies to the BCEDC on its website
94K pdf
Jun 03, 2019
BCEDC Members and terms handout
Ronald Beaty Public, non-voting Barnstable County Commissioners 12/31/19Julie Wake Creative Economy Arts Foundation of Cape Cod 12/31/20
134K pdf
Aug 26, 2019
2019 LP Grant Program-Final RFP
The Micro Grant program is intended to provide quick, flexible funding necessary to boost or expand an economic development related initiative
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