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More, Better Housing Needed for Business Attraction

July 10th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

A catch-22 of sorts exists in area economic development.  Housing is needed to attract businesses and workers, but to afford to build the housing, you also need businesses and workers. 

This concept is not lost on city and county officials as they continue to grapple with an aging and inadequate housing supply.  Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss says the shortage is a detriment when it comes to getting business to locate in the region…