About the Region

The Ocean Corridor stretches from the tip of Cape Cod through SouthCoast Massachusetts and into Narragansett Bay. The region contains 10 counties with over 2.3 million residents and is home to world-class educational institutions, research-intensive blue economy businesses, the largest offshore wind resource in the contiguous United States, and the top-ranked commercial fishing port in the United States by value of catch – New Bedford/Fairhaven, MA. 

The region is home to world-class public and independent higher education and research institutions.
New Bedford, the top commercial fishing port in the nation, is an emerging leader in offshore wind construction and deployment. Vibrant marine technology companies have a presence in the region. Somerset is transforming the largest coal-fired power plant in New England to a world-class support center for renewable energy. Commuter rail service from Boston to the South Coast begins in 2023. A vibrant cultural scene leverages our connection to the sea.
The region is home to 115 marine science and technology focused companies and 21 public and non-profit institutions that employ nearly 15,000 workers across Southeastern New England.
A snapshot of the companies that comprise the region’s blue economy cluster: 

Marine Renewable Energy

Vineyard Wind

robotics & naval tech

L3 OceanServer
Boston Engineering

living resources

Quinn Fisheries
Foley Fish
A.R.C Hatchery
Blue Harvest Fisheries

data & instrumentation

Dartmouth Ocean Tech
Power Docks


Gladding Hearn
Fairhaven Shipyard

OCEAN Asset Map

The OCEAN Asset Map highlights the four industry sub-clusters in the region, consisting of coastal and ocean-related organizations, businesses, and institutions. 

Major public higher education and research institutions in the region

with expertise in the blue economy