SHIAWASSEE ECONOMIC Development Partnership (SEDP) President and CEO Justin Horvath can be seen addressing the approximately 100 developers, builders, contractors, land owners, financiers, incentive specialists and local government officials on Tuesday, July 30 during the SEDP’s Housing Deal Making luncheon at D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center in Owosso.
During his opening remarks, Horvath shared that unemployment has fallen to four percent in Shiawassee County, employed Shiawassee County residents is up by 371 over the past year and the county’s median income has increased by $1,585 over the past year. These statistics led into Horvath addressing the county’s biggest needs from the SEDP’s perspective: finding talent and adding housing.
Horvath explained that there are hundreds of jobs waiting to be filled in Shiawassee County, mostly due to the lack of appropriate housing. He also shared that 45 percent of Shiawassee County jobs are filled by individuals who live in surrounding areas, further highlighting the county’s need for housing of all kinds.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)