Crawford County Business Forecast and Economic Development Update Speakers Highlight Growth and Opportunity
On February 24, the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce and the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce teamed up for their third annual Crawford County Business Forecast and Economic Development Update. Speakers offered good news, areas for growth and opportunity, warnings, encouragement, and honors for the community.
Notably, David Zak, executive and economic development director of the Crawford Partnership for Education and Economic Development had this to share: “Fundamentally, the economy is very, very strong. We’ve got 1,400 business establishments that are producing an annual economic activity level of $2.5 billion, with a ‘B’.” He said that despite a decline in the manufacturing segment, growth within the health care sector and investment in strong economic development initiatives in the county are promising areas for opportunity.
To read more comments by Zak and other speakers at the event, take a look at the full article.
Housing demand outstrips supply so much that developers can be – and are – very selective about where they choose to invest. Factors like land price, annexation and zoning processes, infrastructure costs, density, and community design specs will make or break a developer’s go-or-no-go decision. This panel discussion will provide insights into developers’ decision-making processes, as well as help direct the focus of local economic developers to those areas in which they can add value in housing discussions.
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