What it means
The Cape economy falls into three industry clusters: core, emerging, and other. The core industries include Fishing, Construction, Real Estate, Retail Trade, Accommodations & Food Service, and Health Care. As a tourism destination, many of these can actually be considered export activities serving people from outside the region and thereby attracting their income to Cape Cod. This explains in part why core industries form almost 20 percent more of the economic mix than they do in the US or in Massachusetts.
|Employment by Industry Cluster|
|Cluster||Industry||Barnstable County||Massachusetts||United States|
|Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Covered Employment & Wages|