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Workforce Housing A Must For Economic Growth

By Gordon HopkinsAs the country continues to struggle with a labor shortage, a lack of adequate workforce housing has proven to be an impediment to rural communities trying to attract new workers.In an attempt to address the problem, representatives from Saline and Gage counties, along with Fairbury Mayor Spencer Brown, met with Jefferson County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 12, to discuss possible solutions.“We all share in this challenge of having adequate, mid-level housing, called workforce housing,” said commissioner Mark Schoenrock of Jefferson County.Schroenrock tried to explain what he saw as the crux of the problem, “We have found ...

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