Build Back Blue: Green Energy to Charge the Blue Economy
Coalition Lead Applicant: Washington Maritime Blue
Region (applicant-defined): Pacific Northwest Region, Washington and Northern Oregon
Cluster Sector(s): Water and Blue Economy
Coalition Overarching Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
The coalition, led by Washington Maritime Blue, aims to support a blue economy cluster in the Pacific Northwest Region of Washington and Northern Oregon. The coalition's proposal seeks to equitably re-align and transform capital investments with plans for strategic road mapping; market and industry analysis; comprehensive incubation and acceleration; and an expansive, equitable workforce and jobs development program to support an invigorated and resilient regional blue economy. If provided an implementation grant, the coalition proposes to advance large-scale / late-stage technologies to be manufactured in the region; commercialize new mid-stage innovations; accelerate entrepreneurs and innovators; test and validate multiple new clean energy production and storage technologies; and drive economic and social benefits to communities.