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COASTAL COMMERCE IMPACTS TACKLED IN NEW REPORT

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 4, 2017.....Settled four centuries ago by seafaring pilgrims, Massachusetts continues to draw sustenance from the water as more than 90,000 people are employed in its maritime economy, according to a new report.

The Bay State's maritime economy accounts for $6.4 billion, or 1.3 percent, of its gross state product, and it has outpaced other industries, according to a report commissioned by the Seaport Economic Council.


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