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Video highlights Gloucester's efforts to diversify maritime economy

Posted by Your Town  March 19, 2013 05:06 PM

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The City of Gloucester recently released a video highlighting the City’s ongoing efforts to expand and diversify the maritime economy. The video provides an overview of the recent Maritime Summit.

According to a press release from the city, 150 stakeholders gathered at the summit "to exchange ideas and advance a vision for Gloucester’s maritime economy that celebrates traditional fishing while embracing innovative opportunities in technology, life science research, and robotics.''

"More than 20 experts made presentations about the role of research, technology, and science in the future maritime economy,'' the release said. "By combining historic waterfront resources, the spirit of innovation, and an unparalleled natural setting, the city of Gloucester is ready to set sail into a brighter tomorrow.''

In other news, the city recently approved Beauport Gloucester — a $25 million, four-story, 101-room waterfront hotel on the site of the former Birdseye plant. Read the Globe story about the hotel project here.

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