About the Alliance
UMass Dartmouth and the SouthCoast Development Partnership are leading a regional effort funded by the US Economic Development Agency to grow a marine science and technology corridor that spans I-195 from Narragansett Bay, through the urban centers of Fall River and New Bedford, and across the Cape Cod Canal.
Leaders in government, industries, and academia along the SouthCoast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island recognize that we have a once-in-a-century opportunity to reinvent our own coastal economic ecosystem in a sustainable way. The corridor is uniquely poised to respond to global blue trends and pressures, and to support and strengthen emerging and existing industries.
Now in year two of the project, project partners are establishing a Corridor Alliance to identify and accelerate marine science and technology opportunities, develop a 10-year strategic plan, and launch workforce development, business incubation, and regional marketing initiatives.