Key Industries

The SouthCoast region has benefited from a strong and diverse business climate. The region is home to an approximated 14,000 companies.

The largest employment sectors in the four Gateway Cities (Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton), are educational services, health services, social services, electronics manufacturing, traditional manufacturing, retail trade, construction, arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services.

The region is home to several robust industry clusters:

  • Commercial Fishing
  • Health Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine Technology
  • Maritime Economy
  • Medical Devices
  • Tourism
  • Offshore Wind