New Bedford Ocean Cluster


Massachusetts Climate Change and Adaptation Tidal/Oceanic Power Services Coastal Construction


The NBOC will work collaboratively with a range of private sector, public sector and academic partners to establish New Bedford as the leading ocean economy on the East Coast.

The NBOC Aims To:

Create a New Bedford maritime business network by serving both as a clearinghouse for business-to-business interaction and the leading convener of the maritime businesses, leveraging the networks, the port’s unique infrastructure and maritime know-how to attract investment and support the formation and growth of ocean economy businesses.

Make the Port of New Bedford the first port of call of the offshore wind industry in the United States.

Become the model for other ports to facilitate commercial collaboration between port industries and companies.

Develop strategies to create more value for our community from our natural ocean resources including fish, wind and aquaculture.



Jennifer Downing
Executive Director

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