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I'm Taking a Job in Charlotte: How the High Cost of Housing is Hurting Massachusetts Businesses

Dates: 

September 24, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: 

WBUR CitySpace
890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

FLASH SALE FOR TICKETS ($20) NOW THROUGH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th

Tickets:

  • Free for members
  • $20 for non-members now through September 19th
  • $75 for non-members after September 19th

Pricey housing has increasingly become a challenge for businesses in our region looking to attract and retain top talent, and it is holding our economy back as much needed workers abandon greater Boston for more affordable regions of the country. Join us for an interactive discussion with city and state officials, developers and businesses on the future of affordable housing in the region. What role do they each play in tackling the crisis? What solutions are on the table? How does Massachusetts keep up with other states to produce and preserve housing that is accessible, inclusive and supportive of economic growth?

Please Join WBUR, Boston Capital, and The Alliance for Business Leadership for an interactive panel discussion with city and state officials, developers and businesses on the future of affordable housing in the region.  

KEYNOTE: 

Mike Kennealy, Secretary, Executive Office of Housing and  
Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

PANELISTS:

Rodger Brown, Jr., Managing Director, Real Estate Development, Preservation of Affordable Housing Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) 
Janelle Chan, Undersecretary, Department of Housing and Community Development 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing and Director of Neighborhood Development 
City of Boston
Aimee Sprung, Director, Technology & Civic Engagement Microsoft  

MODERATOR: 

Tiziana Dearing the host of Radio Boston

Registration fee: 

Free for members; $20 for non-members now through September 19th; $75 for non-members after September 19th

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Economic Development
Real Estate Development

Partners: 

The Alliance For Business Leadership