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CEDS Framework

In partnership with the Barnstable County Economic Development Council and many other organizations, the Cape Cod Commission prepares the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Cape Cod, a five-year strategic plan. The CEDS is built on the economic development goals of the Regional Policy Plan and identifies regional priority projects and initiatives that will move the region's economy towards a sustainable future, outlined in the CEDS Action Plan.

Economic Development Research

The Cape Cod Commission conducts research and surveys to better understand the nature of Cape Cod's regional economy. The Commission surveys residents, second homeowners, and businesses; analyzes opportunities for economic growth and the regional business climate; and publishes reports and guides for Cape Cod communities. 

Related projects and initiatives are linked below.

Municipal Technical Assistance

The Commission provides technical assistance to the fifteen towns of Barnstable County through District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) and Regional Economic Strategy Executive Team (RESET) projects. 

In past projects, Commission technical assistance has included helping towns create redevelopment strategies, surveying local businesses to better understand impediments to growth, conducting feasibility and viability studies for development, and evaluating development options for specific parcels.

Economic Data

Demographic information on Barnstable County, collected by the US Census, is available at Stats Cape Cod.

The Commission has also conducted second homeowner surveys and a regional housing market study to better understand how current and projected housing trends impact Cape Cod's economic resiliency. 


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