Tony Evers: Expand economic development to include affordable worker housing

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Economic development in Wisconsin should mean more than just counting jobs — it could also include helping companies create affordable housing for employees, Gov. Tony Evers told a business group in Madison.

Evers said decisions on how to use state economic development funds should be “more nimble.”

“It can be around: Do you need affordable housing? We should use economic development more in a more holistic way,” Evers said.

The governor called on business leaders to get involved so that all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties can spur their economies.

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