• Greater Hyannis Chamber Presents an Economic Forecast

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    November 07, 2018
    11/7/18  Hyannis, MA

    The Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce is presenting an Economic Forecast for 2019 on January 23, 2019 at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Dr. Mark Melnik, Director, Economic & Pulic Policy Research for UMASS Donahue Institute will deliver the keynote address with support from local professionals.

    Dr. Mark Melnik specializes in demographic, socio-economic, and labor market issues and leads a 15-person team working on variety of economic and public policy research projects informing clients in government, private industry, and the non-profit sectors. In his time at the Institute, Dr. Melnik has served as the principle-in-charge on projects with such clients as the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Boston Foundation, the City of Boston, the City of Cambridge, MassDOT, the New England Foundation for the Arts, MassEcon, MassDevelopment, the Boston Private Industry Council, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Dr. Melnik serves as the Senior Managing Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the Instiute in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 

    Before joining the Institute, Dr. Melnik worked as Deputy Director for Research at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) where he led research teams on demographic and economic research studies as well as analyses used for public policy advisement and decision making with the BRA and the City of Boston. Before joining the BRA, Dr. Melnik worked as a research associate at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University. As a leading expert in demographic and socioeconomic issues in the Commonwealth, Dr. Melnik is quoted extensively in the media and was recently appointed to Governor Charlie Baker’s Future of Transportation Commission.

    He holds a doctorate in sociology from Northeastern University. His dissertation explored skill and credential mismatches in the greater Boston labor market. He received his master of arts from Northeastern University and his bachelor of arts from Youngstown State University, both in sociology.

    The economic forecast is presented to provide business leaders and owners with information for the coming year to assist in their planning.

    The Chamber is charging $25 for members and $30 for non members.  The meeting includes a full American Breakfast. Anyone may register at hyannis.com.

    Contact:  Todd Deluca


    Todd Deluca
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