Affordable Housing Key to Economic Development

Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher: Indiana University. Center for Urban Policy and the Environment

Author(s): Drew Klacik

Research Area: Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana


Center workforce analysis on behalf of Montgomery County Economic Development in the late 1990s provided an opprotunity to explore factors that influence workforce quantity and quality. This case study illustrates that seemingly unrelated issues, such as the number of new housing starts and a mismatch of housing stock type and salary levels, can create barriers to growth for local industries.