Grow Jobs Closer to Home

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Why Is This a Priority?

Residents said that the ability to work closer to home is important, and more likely to occur when a large mix of jobs are located near diverse housing options. By supporting local business growth and workforce training, and looking for opportunities to locate housing in mixed-use and employment areas, our communities can increase the number of jobs located within a convenient distance of housing.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][fancy-ul icon_type=”font_icon” icon=”icon-ok” color=”Extra-Color-3″]

How Do We Get There?

  • Support regional alignment of business development and recruitment.
  • Expand education and training in the region’s target sectors.
  • Promote redevelopment and revitalization through infill.
  • Educate officials, planners, and professionals about education and workforce implications for economic development.
  • Align land use with economic development planning to support community goals and priorities.
  • Identify and resolve barriers to constructing new housing consistent with a community’s needs.
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What Can Residents Do?

  • Use local businesses and services - Shop Local!
  • Use Career Headlight and other local job resources to find positions in your area
  • Talk to your employer about telecommuting or flexible work schedules
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