Regional leaders in housing, the environment, employment, real estate, travel and business will convene for the second time in less than a year to discuss the State of Cape Cod and the continued impacts the pandemic is having on all sectors of the local economy.
The virtual summit will be held on Wednesday, May 12, from 2 to 3 p.m., and be streamed live on Housing Assistance Corporation’s Facebook page and YouTube channel as well as on local cable access channels. The discussion, which will be moderated by Matt Pitta, director of communications at The Davenport Companies, will feature Association to Preserve Cape Cod Executive Director Andrew Gottlieb, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross, Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® CEO Ryan Castle, Housing Assistance Corporation CEO Alisa Magnotta and MassHire Cape & Islands Workforce Board Executive Director Kara Galvin.
Topics to be covered include preparing for a record travel season on the Cape; the high unemployment rate and the difficulties local businesses are having filling jobs; the booming real estate market; the continued challenges that families, seniors, and our workforce are having finding affordable and attainable housing; the region’s growing need to address its wastewater and water issues; and ways that residents can get involved to help tackle these regional issues.
Panelists will identify current programs available to assist residents and business owners during this time while also offering ways for the public to get involved in addressing the issues facing the region.
Following the individual presentations, the press will be invited to field questions to the panelists. The public can also ask questions via the livestreams on Facebook and YouTube.