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Delagrave: "Housing Summit Provides Opportunity for Strategy Planning"

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave recently shared his perspective about how economic investments in Racine may impact the community. Specifically, he discussed ongoing efforts to plan for additional housing opportunities that will become necessary as the local workforce increases.

"Because of Foxconn’s development and other new investments in our community, Southeastern Wisconsin will soon see an influx of new workers," said Delagrave. "We want to make sure that we are positioned to attract as many of those new workers to live in Racine County as possible. More people choosing Racine County translates into greater economic development for our county, and more customers for our local businesses."

"To date, a team of consultants has led a housing initiative to determine best practices for residential growth. That team has worked diligently to present their findings to local municipalities and developers, and they have found that the best first step is for communities to join forces to develop realistic, achievable and unified regional land use and development goals."

The full commentary is available in the Racine Journal Times.

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