Data Center Description
Massachusetts's 1,500 miles of coastline are a rich and diverse fabric of natural wonders and economic engines that both improve our quality of life and enrich our economy. Businesses, tourists, and residents alike are drawn to our coast for the many opportunities it offers. The importance of the tourism, shipping, and commercial fishing industries to the state's economy show that in coastal Massachusetts, the environment is the economy. Protecting these important coastal resources while promoting responsible economic development is the charge of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Program.