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Overview

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.

BCEDC Vacancy

The Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) is actively seeking one new member. The Council meets once a month on Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. Any individuals who are interested in participating in the BCEDC should submit a letter of interest and resume to Cape Cod Commission staff at bcedc@capecod.gov. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Members

  • Greg Bilezikian
    Executive Director, Bilezikian Family Foundation
  • Rob Brennan
    President, CapeBuilt Homes
  • Amanda Converse
    Co-Founder and Executive Director, Love Live Local
  • Kara Galvin
    Executive Director, Cape and Islands Workforce Board
  • Cindy Horgan
    Executive Director, Cape Cod Children’s Place
  • Tammi Jacobsen
    Director of Workforce Development & Training, Cape Cod Community College
  • Alisa Magnotta
    Executive Director, Cape Cod Housing Assistance Corporation
  • Harold "Woody" Mitchell
    Chair, Cape Cod Commission (non-voting)
  • Jack Stevenson
    President, Mid Cape Home Centers
  • Robert "Bert" Talerman
    President, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  • John Ohman
    Representative, Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates (non-voting)
  • Mark Forest
    Commissioner, Barnstable County Commissioners (non-voting)
  • Wendy Northcross
    Executive Director, John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, Inc.

Contact

Project Resources

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20M pdf
Jun 07, 2024
2024 Cape Cod CEDS Draft Small
PREPARED BY CAPE COD COMMISSION STAFF ON BEHALF OF THE CEDS STRATEGY COMMITTEE Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2024-2029 DRAFT CAPE COD COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC…
283K pdf
Jun 07, 2024
BCEDC 6-12-2024
NOTICE: To view the posting date/time and materials related to agenda items, please visit the Cape Cod Commission’s official posting location at www.capecodcommission.org/
66K pdf
Jun 04, 2024
2024-04-26 Draft BCEDC Nominating Committee Meeting Minutes
Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) Nominating Committee Draft Minutes | April 26, 2024 at 2:30 pm Online via Zoom at capecodcommission.org/bcedc/join The…
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