Wells County EDC Releases New Housing Needs Report

(Wells County, IN) – Wells County Economic Development, in collaboration with the Veridus Group, is proud to announce the release of a Housing and Economic Needs Assessment. Funded in part by the Wells County Foundation, this report offers valuable insights into the current state and future prospects of housing and economic development within the county.

The assessment arrives at a critical juncture for Wells County, as increased industry investment and job opportunities drive a surge in demand for talent. Despite limited population growth during this period, the county's economic momentum underscores the necessity of importing talent to sustain its growth trajectory.

"We are experiencing unprecedented growth in industry investment and job creation within Wells County," Chad Kline, Executive Director of Wells County Economic Development. "As we continue to attract businesses and opportunities, addressing the housing needs of our workforce becomes paramount."

The report identifies the development of additional housing as a pivotal strategy to meet the growing demand for talent within the county. A robust housing market not only accommodates current workforce needs but also lays the foundation for future growth by attracting new residents.

Moreover, Wells County's strategic proximity to Fort Wayne presents a unique opportunity to capitalize on regional growth. Its accessibility to Fort Wayne facilitates commuter convenience while offering the allure of suburban or rural living experiences.

The Housing and Economic Needs Assessment underscores the importance of fostering an environment that encourages long-term settlement within the county. By investing in housing development, Wells County aims not only to address immediate workforce demands but also to cultivate a thriving community poised for sustained economic prosperity.

For more information, please contact Chad Kline, Wells County Economic Development, at 260-824-0510, or ckline@wellsedc.com.  You can view the full report HERE.

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