FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Susan J. Snyder
Vice President, Communications
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
GREATER MIAMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS WORKFORCE HOUSING SUMMIT
A second version of the Workforce Housing Resource Guide will be presented during the event.
MIAMI (February 14, 2023) --The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is proud to host its first Workforce Housing Solutions Summit, on Wednesday, February 22nd at Rusty Pelican. The Summit will bring together keynote speakers and thought leaders, along with four panel discussions, including a case study and the Universal Parks and Resorts Housing for Tomorrow Initiative.
Attendees will hear from experts in real estate development and finance, civic leaders, and business owners who will address practical solutions for the workforce housing affordability challenges facing South Florida. In addition, public sector officials will share initiatives their local governments are taking to address this relevant issue.
The goal of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Housing Committee is to find practical solutions that can be implemented quickly through public/private partnerships incorporating developers, land use attorneys, architects, contractor, financial institutions, realtors, local, state, and federal government officials, and other stakeholders involved in bringing workforce housing units to our community.
"The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is proud to host its first Workforce Housing Solutions Summit. This important conversation is essential to helping us build a better future for our community," said Alfred Sanchez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
"We are thrilled to have Universal Orlando and Wendover Housing Partners come down to Miami-Dade and share the success story of Universal Parks and Resorts and the Housing for Tomorrow Initiative, an example of how the business community can lead community issues,” said AJ Meyer, Vice President of Project Development at ANF Group, Inc. and Chair of The Chamber’s Workforce Housing Committee.
A second version of the Workforce Housing Resource Guide will be presented during the event. "The Chamber is committed to helping find actionable solutions to this critical need in our community. The resource guide is a great tool for individuals and businesses interested in workforce housing development. The goal is for the guide to be a living document, which will be updated periodically as new tools from government or private funding sources, financing programs, or expedited planning and permitting come online,” said Manuel del Cañal, Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Management at Ocean Bank, and Vice Chair of The Chamber’s Workforce Housing Committee.
Register here for the Workforce Housing Solutions Summit https://miamichamber.com/events/workforce-housing-solutions-summit
Click here to download the Workforce Housing Resource Guide https://miamichamber.com/workforce-housing
About the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the proud champion for the Greater Miami Business Community and a civic engine that fuels the advancement of The Magic City. Founded in 1907 as the Miami Board of Trade, today’s Chamber boasts representing more than 400,000- member company employees and is heralded for its legacy of leadership in economic development, and its unwavering commitment to improving the Miami-Dade community. For more information, please visit www.miamichamber.com.
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