Economic development assessment notes Ida County housing shortage

Ida County Economic Development engaged Viewpoint Consulting Group, Inc. to conduct an assessment of housing needs for Ida County. The purpose of this analysis is to calculate the depth of unmet demand for various housing types in the county through 2030.  

Ida County Economic Development engaged Viewpoint Consulting Group, Inc. to conduct the housing needs assessment, and contributions from many local businesses made it possible. Contributing businesses were: Community Bank, First State Bank, Heritage Bank, Ida County Economic Development, Invenergy, Johnson Oil, Midwest Industries, United Bank of Iowa and VT Industries.

“These businesses were interested in doing this assessment as housing is critical to the recruitment of workforce to our region,” said Rita Frahm from Ida County Economic Development.

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