loader from loading.io

Breaking News: Cape Cod Enters Phase 2 Reopening

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

Release Date: 06/06/2020

Promoting Cape Cod - An Experience That is Promoting Cape Cod - An Experience That is "Truly Yours"

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has been promoting Cape Cod as a world-class tourism destination and great place to live and work for 102 years. Since its inception, the Chamber has been telling the story of Cape Cod from Bourne to Provincetown. In late February 2024, the organization unveiled a complete rebranding - "Cape Cod - Truly Yours." The goal was to update their destination marketing to capture the deeply personal nature of a Cape Cod visit - how everyone's unique experience here, and the warmth of those memories, is what keeps them coming back. On this episode of the Policy Pod,...

info_outline
Tourism, Blue Economy, Housing & Bridges: 2023 In Review show art Tourism, Blue Economy, Housing & Bridges: 2023 In Review

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

From Bourne to Provincetown and all the towns in between, 2023 was another busy year for the Cape Cod economy. In what many view as the first full post-COVID year, Cape Cod's tourism sector remained strong, efforts to grow the Blue Economy continued and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce continued working on the Cape's housing and labor issues. They also took the lead in working to get the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges replaced as soon as possible. On this segment of the Policy Pod, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Niedzwiecki and the Davenport Companies Director of Communication Matt Pitta...

info_outline
Bridge Replacements & Tourism Promotion: The Latest From Cape Cod show art Bridge Replacements & Tourism Promotion: The Latest From Cape Cod

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

Replacing the aging bridges that span the Cape Cod Canal is a major priority facing the region. At the same time, Cape Cod needs to continue finding innovative and effective ways to promote the area as a tourist destination amid growing competition. Both, in separate ways, need assistance and leverage from the government at the state and federal level. To assist in that, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has recently named Lauren Barker to the new position of Director of Government Relations. Barker, who joins the Policy Pod in this episode with co-host Matt Pitta, talks about her background in...

info_outline
Cape Cod's 'Blue Economy' - What Lies Ahead for the Region show art Cape Cod's 'Blue Economy' - What Lies Ahead for the Region

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

Have you heard about Cape Cod’s effort to promote the “Blue Economy?” Here’s a chance to learn what it’s all about on this episode of the Policy Pod. Co-host Matt Pitta and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director Katy Acheson talk about efforts to leverage the sustainable use of Cape Cod’s surrounding waters. The Cape’s economic viability is directly tied to the health of our environment, which is why millions of people visit the region each year. On May 2nd and 3rd, the Cape Cod Chamber will be part of a coalition hosting a two-day “Big Blue Conference”...

info_outline
Cape Cod's Wastewater Dilemma: What Will it Cost? show art Cape Cod's Wastewater Dilemma: What Will it Cost?

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

 The issue of how Cape Cod will address increasing wastewater and nitrogen loading concerns continues to grow, with many towns in different stages of planning and implementation. Adding a new wrinkle to the debate is a draft regulation being floated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection that could put homeowners across Cape Cod on the hook for costly upgrades to their existing Title 5 systems through so-called Innovative/Alternative Septic Systems. On this edition of the Policy Pod, we take a deep dive into the issue with a discussion on how it may be possible to...

info_outline
Replacing the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges: UPDATE show art Replacing the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges: UPDATE

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

The Bourne and Sagamore bridges that carry vehicle and truck traffic over the Cape Cod Canal are two of the most important lifelines for Cape Cod. Both spans are nearly 90 years old and in desperate need of replacement. On this edition of the Policy Pod, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Niedzwiecki talks with podcast co-host Matt Pitta from The Davenport Companies about a new task force that has been created to push the vital project forward. Already declared functionally obsolete, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains the bridges, previously said major maintenance work would...

info_outline
Cape Cod's Housing Dilemma: Finding a Path Forward show art Cape Cod's Housing Dilemma: Finding a Path Forward

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

Cape Cod continues to be not only a world-class tourist destination, but an increasingly popular place for people to live year-round. And that is putting even more pressure on available workforce housing options. Home prices have skyrocketed over the past two years, pushing many people out of the market for homeownership and putting even more pressure on available rentals. On this episode of the Policy Pod, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Niedzwiecki talks with co-host Matt Pitta about the future of housing on Cape Cod, what the Chamber is doing to address the issue, and how local...

info_outline
Cape Cod Summer 2022 - Another Strong Season Ahead show art Cape Cod Summer 2022 - Another Strong Season Ahead

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

As the summer tourism season approaches on Cape Cod -- all signs are indicating that the popular vacation destination will experience another record-breaking year. Bookings are up and interest among potential vacationers is high. On this episode of the Policy Pod, we talk about expected business trends for the tourism industry in the summer of 2022. We also talk about the challenge of finding labor and worker housing.

info_outline
Cape Cod's Childcare Crisis: What Businesses Need to Know show art Cape Cod's Childcare Crisis: What Businesses Need to Know

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

Cape Cod was already facing a childcare crisis before the pandemic -- with high costs and few options. A bad situation only become worse during COVID-19. On this episode of the Policy Pod, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Chief of Staff Noelle Pina discusses the current state of child care on the Cape, how it's negatively impacting businesses and parents -- and what can be done to ease the crisis.

info_outline
The Housing Boom: Cape Cod's Explosive Real Estate Market show art The Housing Boom: Cape Cod's Explosive Real Estate Market

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Policy Podcast

The Cape Cod housing market has been strong for many years, with sustained price increases. But since the onset of COVID-19, the growth has been explosive -- the average price of a single-family home has surged from $450,000 to $620,000 -- in less than two years. On this edition of The Policy Pod, The Davenport Companies Director of Communication Matt Pitta and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Niedzwiecki discuss the current state of housing and what the Chamber is doing to address the issue.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has announced that the state would enter Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Reopening Plan on June 8, 2020. This will allow lodging to begin accepting leisure travelers again and restaurants can begin providing outside dining. Retails shops will also be allowed to have customers return inside, with restrictions. Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross and Matt Pitta from The Davenport Companies discusses all the information the business community, residents and visitors need to know.