The Blue Economy Grant

     UMASS Dartmouth has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the United States Department of Commerce and its economic development administration for the development of a Blue Economy corridor running along the south coast of Massachusetts.


     The grant will be utilized to help encourage collaboration to attract marine tech companies, talent and research funding. A Blue Economy Symposium earlier in the year on the UMASS Dartmouth campus attracted 100 higher education, government and industry administrators to discuss various challenges in the emerging marine economy.


     This ongoing project aims to examine the Blue Economy by looking at supply chain inventory, workforce, higher education research and challenges to exporting various products along the industry sector.