The Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) is an advisory board to Barnstable County 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.
Its duties include advising on the development of the economic development goals for Barnstable County, acting as the Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Strategy Committee and Economic Development District (EDD) governing board, advising on the planning, content and implementation of the CEDS, approving the 5-year CEDS document and advising the Barnstable County Commissioners, upon allocation of funds to award economic development grants/contracts, on the merits of proposals.
BCEDC MEMBERS (left to right): Harold "Woody" Mitchell, Cape Cod Commission Chair; Julie Wake, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; Peter Karlson, NeuEon; Diane Pratt, Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod; Rob Brennan, CapeBuilt Homes; Duane Fotheringham, Hydroid; Tammi Jacobsen, Cape Cod Community College; Lauren Barker, Cape Cod Young Professionals; and Lisa Guyon, Cape Cod Healthcare. [Not In Photo: David Augustinho, Cape & Islands Workforce Development Board; Sheryl Walsh, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod; and Ron Beaty, Barnstable County Commissioner]
The Cape Cod regional government, known as Barnstable county, hereby ordains
This ordinance shall replace Section 4.8 of the Administrative Code of Barnstable County as created and amended previously through ordinances 04-17, 98-23, 98-19, 98-3, 98-13, 92- 5 and any other ordinances pertaining to the previously named Cape Cod Economic Development Council.
In partnership with the fifteen towns of Barnstable County, to establish the Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC).
Whereas the future of all crucial Cape Cod economic sectors (high technology, retiree and second homeowners, tourism, fisheries, art and culture, aquaculture and agriculture) depend on the state of the Cape environment.
Whereas the attractiveness of Cape Cod for economic development also depends on having a skilled workforce, a high quality of life, and efficient physical infrastructure.
Whereas the region's economic strengths and threats to Cape Cod's current and future economy extend beyond municipal boundaries and cannot effectively be addressed by individual municipalities;
Whereas the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter grants Cape Cod regional government the power and authority to establish programs and perform services to address problems that cross municipal boundaries;
Whereas Barnstable County has adopted Economic Development Goals to guide economic development activities in Barnstable County departments and across the region; and
Whereas the Massachusetts Legislature created the Cape & Islands license plate to generate revenue to support economic development and tourism on Cape Cod and the Islands, and appropriated a portion of the revenues generated in Barnstable County to the Barnstable County Commissioners;
BARNSTABLE COUNTY hereby ordains:
Pursuant to the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter, and to focus the County's regional economic development planning, actions, and investments, it is hereby proposed to establish the Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC)
SECTION 1. Establishment of the Barnstable County Economic Development Council
There shall be a Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) established as a part of Barnstable County government and subject to the rules, regulations, and administrative and budgetary policies and procedures of the County.
All activities of the BCEDC shall be consistent with the Massachusetts Open Meeting and other relevant State Laws, Barnstable County Home Rule Charter, the Administrative Code of Barnstable County, the Cape Cod Commission Act, and the Regional Policy Plan (RPP).
The BCEDC is an advisory board to Barnstable County 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.
Consistent with the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter, the Administrative Code of Barnstable County, and the Cape Cod Commission Act, the BCEDC shall
c. Advise the Barnstable County Commissioners, upon allocation of funds to award economic development grants/contracts, on the merits of proposals.
The BCEDC shall be constituted as follows:
The Cape Cod Commission will provide technical expertise and administrative support to BCEDC as needed to fulfill the responsibilities outlined in this ordinance.
Cape Cod Commission technical staff shall attend all BCEDC meetings and report to the BCEDC on activities related to the development of the CEDS and its implementation, and provide guidance to the Council in the execution of its duties.
An annual budget to staff the BCEDC will be developed by the Cape Cod Commission to be included in the Cape Cod Commission's annual budget.
Prior to the annual county budget process, the County Commissioners shall meet with the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission to determine the division of Cape and Islands license plate
revenue funds for the upcoming fiscal year. The BCEDC may submit a recommendation as to the division of funds for consideration by the County Commissioners.
SECTION 2. Effective date
This ordinance is effective immediately upon adoption replacing in its entirety the functions and membership of the Cape Cod Economic Development Council.
Meetings are held at the Cape Cod Commission offices.
Cape Cod Commission, Large Conference Room
3225 Main Street
Barnstable Village, MA 02630
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Working Group Meetings to be held week of February 25th
Cape Cod Commission, Large Conference Room 3225 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630
Posted February 11, 2019
Chief Economic Development Officer