WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (July 9, 2019) Northeast Indiana employers, local economic developers and mayors know the regional housing market is in a critical upside-down state.
For a number of years, and particularly after the recession started in 2008, the counties outside of Allen haven’t had enough new houses, townhomes and apartments built to attract new residents to their cities and towns.
Not only that, the housing revitalization efforts seen in places like downtown Fort Wayne and the West Central neighborhood haven’t occurred in many other regional communities. This has kept the value of existing houses low while the cost of constructing new houses continues to rise.
All of these factors create a scarcity of quality housing that drives potential new employees away from accepting good jobs at our regional businesses, exacerbating our critical labor challenges.
How will we solve these regional housing challenges?
Three free informational sessions are offered:
Session One | Residential Tif | July 31, 2019
Session Two | Lessons from Wabash | August 29, 2019
Session Three | Engaging and Retaining a Senior Population | September 26, 2019
View more information and RSVP for the session(s) at https://bit.ly/30nPLZR