Congressman Keating to Host Blue Economy Forum

March 25th at WHOI
Congressman Bill Keating

Washington, DC – On Monday, March 25, 2019, Congressman Bill Keating will be hosting a forum called “Leading the Way: Southeastern Massachusetts & the Blue Economy” at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).  The forum will facilitate a discussion with business leaders, economic stakeholders, and educational leaders from throughout our region. The topic of discussion will be the unique features of Southeastern Massachusetts that will allow the region to further cement itself as an international leader on the Blue Economy.

The Blue Economy is defined by the World Bank as “the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs” and Southeastern Massachusetts is already a leader in research, tourism, and development due to the expansive coastline and nearby educational and research institutions.

This forum will include presentations by Congressman Keating, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert Johnson, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce President Wendy Northcross, South Coast Development Partnership Executive Director Hugh Dunn, Mark Abbot of WHOI, and McClane Labs COO Dr. Yuki Honjo on the importance of working together to develop the blue economy regionally as well as presentations by local businesses operating within the blue sector.



Monday, March 25, 2019



9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

9:00 AM – registration



Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Quisset Campus

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