Business View City & Municipal | August 2022

150 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7 opportunities for energy projects and climate resiliency. Looking ahead three to five years, diversification is top of mind for the Town of Yarmouth. “It’s like any personal portfolio. You need to diversify as much as possible to be less sensitive to economic downturns, especially with a tourism economy,” Pedicini explains. “We’d like to develop new industries with high paying year-round jobs. We’re always going to be dependent on our tourism backbone, but we’d like to have some more medical offices, teleworking offices, etc. Something that will close the gap between wages and housing costs in our community. That’s an issue right now, and we don’t want it to prevent new residents from discovering all we have to offer.” The Town of Yarmouth is well-positioned for an exciting future as investments in public projects and infrastructure are poised to improve the environment, spur economic investment and attract people to Yarmouth. Pedicini concludes, “We are very excited about moving forward with wastewater infrastructure and creating a unique recreational facility at the Riverwalk Park. The Town is working hard to make Yarmouth an even more attractive place to live, work, play, and learn.” PREFERRED VENDORS/PARTNERS n The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod n Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce n CDM Smith