Our Mission

The Ocean Corridor Economic Alliance Northeast (OCEAN) creates an environment in which relevant businesses, organizations, and research and educational institutions can collaborate to advance sustainable growth and innovation in ocean-related industries along the coast of southeastern New England—a corridor that spans I-195 from Narragansett Bay, through the port cities of Fall River and New Bedford, and across the Cape Cod Canal to Provincetown. OCEAN supports regional job creation in mature and emerging ocean-related industries, improves industrial competitiveness, and expands markets and export opportunities by addressing several economic development priorities for the regional blue economy, including but not limited to workforce development, research & innovation, access to capital, technical assistance, and the development of a coordinated industry cluster development strategy.