Final Thoughts on Repopulation and Housing

CANFIELD, Ohio – In this excerpt from our Business Journal Roundtable Series on the topic of repopulation, our panelists wrap up by giving their final thoughts on housing and repopulation in the area.

“It’s evident that repopulation is a top priority in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. We see partners coming together to collaborate and find solutions,” says Jake Rickert, director of workforce development for Penn-Northwest Development Corp. “Housing remains a top priority, whether the solution is some state and federal support to lower the costs of construction or rent for young professionals stepping into the workforce or retirees stepping down and vacating these homes with lots of land.”

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