Local/Regional Resources

Local Resources:

Town of Yarmouth:

A great resource to learn more about community information and services, government, doing business in Yarmouth, visiting, and the history of the town,


Regional Resources:

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod:

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is the regional arts agency for Barnstable County and Cape Cod’s only nonprofit arts and culture organization that serves all artists, all art forms, and all cultural and historical centers. We are the link between the Cape’s cultural community and its residents and visitors. We know that the arts are a life-enhancing force and are essential to the economy, health, and vitality of Cape Cod. We believe our work is making a significant and measurable impact on the creative economy, while enhancing Cape Cod’s reputation as a cultural destination.

Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board:

The Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board (C&I WIB) is a regional, private sector led agency responsible for overseeing all publicly funded vocational education and training programs serving the entire Cape and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The C&I WIB is organized as a private non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, formed to carry out the mandates of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This work is conducted under the guidance of leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce:

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce acts as the voice of Cape Cod, uniting business, industry and the community in our common goal: “A Wonderful Way of Life.” The Chamber is a private, not for profit entity governed by a board of directors elected by our 1,300+ member organizations.

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping visitors to our region make the most of their vacation experience. Our professional, knowledgeable staff is happy to suggest accommodations, restaurants, transportation services, visitor attractions and more.

Cape Cod Commission:

The Cape Cod Commission’s mission is to keep a special place special, to protect the unique values and quality of life on cape Cod by coordinating a balanced relationship between environmental protection and economic progress.

Cape Cod Community College Workforce Education Resource Center:

Cape Cod Community College (CCCC), founded in 1961, delivers educational programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the residents of Cape Cod, the Canal Region, the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and the Greater Plymouth Area. CCCC is the only comprehensive college on Cape Cod and offers 32 associate in arts degrees, 32 associate in science degrees and 56 career certificates in a wide variety of program areas.

Cape Cod SCORE:

SCORE has more than 11,000 volunteers working out of 320 offices throughout the U.S., all dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses to start, grow and succeed. There are more than 50 members of Cape Cod & the Islands SCORE, all certified business professionals offering free confidential business advice, face-to-face mentoring, workshops, and tools.
SCORE Digital Library

Cape Cod Young Professionals:

CCYP connects Cape Cod’s emerging leaders, engages them in the community, and supports their efforts to advance, personally and professionally.

Cape Cod Technology Council:

CCTC’s mission, sometimes done in collaboration with others, is to communicate, promote, educate, and mentor the advancement of technologies within all sectors on cape Cod and adjacent areas in southeastern Massachusetts to aid and abet their advancement and economic viability as well as that of the geographical regions in which they reside.

Cape Cod Volunteers:

Matching people with meaningful volunteer opportunities on Cape Cod.

Cape Light Compact:

Cape Light Compact is a nationally recognized award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, effective consumer advocacy, competitive electricity supply and green power options.

Coastal Community Capital:

We promote economic development through small business growth, management of the region’s small business loan fund, and provide entrepreneurial support through free business counseling and our annual workshop series. Coastal has unlimited access to an array of funding sources including SBA 504 loans, loan guarantees, and direct lending which are constantly evolving to provide the best solution for borrowers.

Community Development Partnership:

Community Development Partnership creating affordable homes – so essential to a healthy economy, but a real challenge in communities like our where seasonal and vacation dynamics drive the market beyond the reach of many who live and work locally all year round.

Community Development Partnership also works to launch entrepreneurs and strengthen local businesses. They believe a vibrant future depends on sustain traditions industries and inspiring new one – especially when they’re based on renewable natural resources such as fishing, farming, art, and hospitality.
In all that we do, we aim to protect the natural environment around us – preserving the character and sustaining the future of this special place we call home.

Creating A Responsible Environment for the Cape & Islands (CARE)

CARE for the Cape & Islands™ was founded in 2012 as the Cape and Islands’ first travelers’ philanthropy initiative. As a travelers’ philanthropy initiative, CARE seeks to encourage, support, and create opportunities for visitors to donate their “time, talent, and treasure” to help preserve and protect the very things they travel here to see and enjoy: exquisite natural beauty, plant and wildlife habitats, Cape & Islands culture and history.

SEED Corporation:

As a regional non-profit economic development corporation, South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation focuses on job creation by financing all types of small businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. SEED makes loans ranging from $1,00 Micro Loan to a $5. Million SBA 504 Loan and also administers a small business technical assistance program.

Smarter Cape Cod:

A powerful and energizing event focused on the key themes of technology-enabled economic development, efficient public services, and improved quality of life. The Partnership meets weekly and develops strategic plans, formulates actions for implementation, and generally serves as the impetus for moving SmarterCape from a vision to reality.