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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.

 

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
  • Lisa Guyon
    Executive Director, WE CAN
  • 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
    Co-President, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Julie Wake
    Executive Director, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
  • John Ohman
    Representative, Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates (non-voting)
  • Mark Forest
    Commissioner, Barnstable County Commissioners (non-voting)

Contact

Project Resources

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81K pdf
Feb 09, 2024
Draft CEDS Vision and Goals
| 1 Draft Vision and Goals 2024 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy DRAFT VISION A strong and vibrant Cape Cod A region that supports a resilient year-round community with…
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Feb 09, 2024
24-01-10 Draft BCEDC Meeting Minutes
Draft Minutes | January 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm. | 1 Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) Draft Minutes | January 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm. Cape Cod Commission Ocean…
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Jan 08, 2024
2023-12-13 Draft BCEDC Meeting Minutes
Draft Minutes | December 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm. | 1 Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) Draft Minutes | December 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm. Meeting Room Location In…
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