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Planning for a Marine Centered Economy

J. Junker

On The Point, we talk about the Blue Economy: a long range plan to promote and sustain a marine-centered live-work-play economy. The Cape and Islands economies have gone through a number of transitions over past few hundred years, from agriculture and whaling to fishing and now tourism. But for decades, community and business leaders been searching for a way to expand and diversify the economy beyond our seasonal tourism base; now they have their sights set on  the Blue Economy. Joining Mindy Todd to discuss this vision of the Blue Economy is Peter Karlson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and on the phone from her office, Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.  Here's a link for information on StartUp Weekend Blue.


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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.