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Inaugural U.S. Mountain Community Summit in Vail to focus on affordability gap in mountain resort towns

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December 12, 2018, 8:46 am

The inaugural U.S. Mountain Community Summit will commence in Vail, Colorado for three days of solutions-based presentations to address the affordability gap in resort-based mountain towns.

The 2019 event will focus on workforce housing and kicks off at The Lodge at Vail January 14th-17th 2019. In collaboration with Vail Resorts®, the Town of Vail, RCLCO, and Vail Valley Partnership, the summit brings together private and public sector stakeholders from 26 mountain communities, including real estate developers, land planners, business leaders and impact investors dedicated to community building in U.S. mountain regions and beyond.

“We conceptualized the U.S. Mountain Community Summit to join private and public sector forces to address issues critical to U.S. mountain communities,” said Natalie Spencer, the founder of APX1 and the summit’s principal organizer. “The event is geared towards decision-makers and professionals who rely on healthy economies and communities to thrive in their given region.”

The summit goal is to provide stakeholders with actionable information, support networks and access to financing to help facilitate best-practice community building solutions. The program includes three days of solutions-based presentations, dialogue and powder skiing.

Speaker lineups include renowned impact investors, real estate analysts, workforce housing developers and key stakeholders from 26 mountain regions to facilitate solutions-based discussions to address the affordability gap, workforce housing, developer incentives and best practice land use strategies. The event is limited to 100 attendees.

Those interested in participating in the summit are encouraged to reserve seats in advance. For more information and to register for the summit, visit U.S.Mountain Community Summit Invitation Link.

ABOUT APX1: From workforce housing to food security, APX1 is the first nationwide effort to address the core issues resort-based mountain towns face. We are dedicated to finding and funding best-practice, community building solutions.

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