Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will probably be making her means over the bridge to discuss the blue economic system later this week.
Polito will probably be joined by quite a few native and state leaders on Friday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 on the Cape Ann Museum when the annual North Shore Blue Economic system Report-Out will dive into the North Shore Blue Economic system regional financial evaluation and group engagement findings. Leaders from Gloucester, Beverly, Newburyport and Salem are anticipated.
“This has the potential to be the most important financial improvement initiative on the North Shore, particularly with the latest announcement of main wind farm work in Salem, a rising customer primarily based economic system and bio tech shifting into our area as an growth from Cambridge and Boston,” stated Ken Riehl, CEO of the Higher Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
In accordance with the College of Massachusetts Amherst’s Gloucester Marine Station, the purpose of the assembly is to current a abstract of Section 1 findings: what the North Shore Blue Economic system workforce has realized in regards to the area, its progress, and its potential.
On this first section, the workforce has gathered baseline financial information and met with 300 stakeholders throughout authorities, enterprise, philanthropy, nonprofit, and analysis establishments. The workforce has labored in analysis partnership with the Public Coverage Heart at UMass Dartmouth and Springline Analysis Group.
“The final word purpose of the 10-year North Shore Blue Economic system (NSBE) initiative is to construct and implement a sustainable, resilient and equitable regional Blue Economic system community, which builds upon our strengths and positions the area to capitalize on rising alternatives within the blue economic system,” stated Katherine Kahl of the Gloucester Marine Station in a ready assertion.
Kahl stated that the “blue economic system” is outlined as “the sustainable use of ocean sources for financial development, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem well being.”
With this understanding, the station and its companions are set on discovering sustainable innovation and job creation alternatives that complement conventional marine makes use of and native heritage.
In Section 2, the workforce will deal with rising the North Shore Blue Economic system community, creating workforce coaching and schooling to drive blue economic system job creation, branding and advertising a regional imaginative and prescient, and fundraising to extend capital that may foster entrepreneurship and incubate the blue economic system initiatives.
The occasion has been capped on the first 40 registrants who enroll at [email protected] and the occasion would require masks. The occasion will probably be livestreamed at https://streamography.com/northshoreblueeconomy
Workers author Taylor Ann Bradford could also be contacted at 978-675-2705, [email protected] or on Twitter at TayBradford97.