Brewster native Justin Labdon, 41, the owner of Cape Cod Beach Chair Company, says he uses the Cape Cod brand to promote his business. But he would like to see new approaches to housing and higher education to help retain younger generations on Cape Cod.
By The Numbers: Worries About Cape Cod's Workforce, Part 3, by Sean Corcoran
A lack of year-round, reasonably priced housing is one thing that prevents young people from living on the Cape. Part three of our original 3-part series "By The Numbers: Worries About Cape Cod's Workforce" examines the belief that a change in attitude towards development is needed. Meanwhile, some business-minded Cape Codders are making it work, despite the challenges.
On The Point, WCAI Senior Reporter Sean Corcoran talks with Mindy Todd about his series "By the Numbers: Worries about Cape Cod's Workforce." The 2010 Census confirms that the youngest generations of workers are leaving the Cape, while the oldest generations are retiring or moving to part-time work. What does the loss in population means in terms of the Cape's workforce and culture, and what can be done to hold onto young Cape Codders?
The town of Yarmouth has emerged as one of the more progressive communities on Cape Cod when it comes to promoting redevelopment, particularly on Route 28. A proposal to build a 75-unit memory care facility at the former Mill Hill Club, shown here, is presently working its way through the town's review process.
Without a general studies Bachelor Degree-granting institution on Cape Cod, local high school seniors are forced to seek higher education elsewhere. Part two in our original 3-part series "By The Numbers: Worries About Cape Cod's Workforce," examines efforts to bring a degree-granting 4-year college - with student housing - to the region. Proponents believe such an institution is key to growing the young-adult population.
A group of young professionals are taking the lead to help find ways to keep their peers on Cape Cod. Part one in our original 3-part series "By The Numbers: Worries About Cape Cod's Workforce," examines reasons career-minded young people find it difficult to stay on the Cape, and explores some of the community initiatives to keep them here.