POSTED: January 28, 2019, 1:44 PM
Barnstable County Economic Development Council
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Cape Cod
January 31, 2019
Cape Cod Cultural Center
307 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Welcome – Susan Moran, Barnstable County Economic Development Council, Chair
Framing the Future: Cape Cod’s Resilient Economy – Kristy Senatori, Executive Director, Cape Cod Commission - Ms. Senatori will provide an overview of the economy on Cape Cod and present a framework for advancing economic resilience going forward.
Economic and Business Resilience – Dan Wolf, Founder & CEO, Cape Air – Mr. Wolf will speak about economic and business resilience in the Cape Cod region and at Cape Air, one of the largest commuter airlines in the United States, with its corporate headquarters in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Workshop Overview and Expectations – Stacie Smith, Consensus Building Institute - Ms. Smith will provide attendees with a detailed overview of the exercises they will participate in to brainstorm high level priorities to guide the update of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Ms. Smith will review the roles and responsibilities of members and participants.
Assessing Today’s Economy on Cape Cod – Small Group Exercise
After breaking into small groups to discuss three areas of the economy - Infrastructure, Sector & Workforce Development, and Business Climate & Development - participants will engage in a small group exercise to examine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of Cape Cod’s economy. Workshop participants will then use this exercise to suggest a set of economic development priorities to guide the development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy action plan.
Identifying Regional Economic Development Priorities
The small groups from the Assessing Today’s Economy exercise will report back to all workshop attendees on their group’s suggested priorities for economic development planning and discuss economic development priorities to guide the development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy action plan.
Closing Remarks – Kristy Senatori, Executive Director, Cape Cod Commission - Ms. Senatori will conclude the meeting with an explanation of the next steps in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy planning process.