We’ve all heard the phrase don’t neglect what’s important for what’s urgent. What if a challenge is both of those? Hiring and retaining a qualified workforce is a timely need in our community and one of vital importance.
The Lowcountry’s reputation as a premier destination to live, work and visit has brought success to businesses across all sectors of our economy, but also challenges.
Be part of the solution and attend our upcoming Unite Workforce Summit on February 28th. The event brings together communities like ours that have successfully met the challenge along with public-sector leadership and our business community to continue finding solutions to our workforce challenges.
Transportation, attainable housing along with hiring and retaining a qualified workforce aren’t challenges unique to the Lowcountry. The summit offers valuable insight from leaders from other model communities such as Steamboat Springs and Aspen, Colorado along with Delray Beach, Florida.
We’ll hear from researchers and experts with panel discussions on the barriers and opportunities to solving our workforce and transportation issues. We’ll also hear from experts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on immigration and its impact on our region.
It’s an interactive day of roundtables, panels and informative discussions about an issue we believe is of critical importance to the success of our community. You’ll also hear an update on the concrete steps that are being taken to alleviate this issue.
This is a challenge that will take all of us to solve. It’s not just a government issue, a tourism challenge or something the private sector can solve on its own. It will take all of us working together and Unite is a vital link in the solution chain—come be part of it. There’s no charge to attend and box lunches will be available. Click here to see the complete schedule and register today. Whether you can attend for the entire day, or for part of the summit, your input is an important part of this process.
Make your week a great one!
Bill Miles, IOM, CCE
President & CEO