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The Cape Cod Commission's mission is to…

keep a special place special

…to protect the unique values and quality of life on Cape Cod by coordinating a balanced relationship between environmental protection and economic progress.

The Cape Cod Commission carries out this mission by leading, supporting, and enforcing the development of regional plans, policies, regulations, and infrastructure to guide and manage growth, and by supporting the 15 Cape Cod towns with professional and cost-effective planning and technical support services.

Since 1990, the Cape Cod Commission has…

  • provided the public with opportunities to voice concerns and ideas on land use policies and issues
  • brought diverse decision makers together to share a regional viewpoint about significant resources
  • pursued a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to planning, environmental protection, and economic development
  • identified regional opportunities to improve infrastructure and make progress on economic challenges
  • built awareness of the community impacts of development of all kinds
  • provided the community with a wealth of data and research
  • established strong partnerships with state and federal agencies and local communities

Through its efforts, the Commission strives to foster a viable year-round economy with thriving economic centers and well-preserved natural habitats and open spaces, a sustainable region with strong intermunicipal coordination and regional infrastructure..


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