The national “war for talent” begins here.  On Thursday, October 7th, Washington County will unveil a unique cloud-based, interactive report that graphically captures the how and why both rental and owner-occupied housing is one of your company’s top barriers to recruiting and retaining workers.

Next Generation Housing Event with County Executive, Josh Schoemann

EDWC’s Senior Director of Consultative Services, Dan Anhalt, will present findings at a Next Generation Housing event hosted by County Executive Josh Schoemann.

“Housing is a national problem, but we have done the hard work of understanding how we can lead the way in transforming it into a competitive edge for our businesses, local governments and residents,” said Schoemann.

He will reveal his framework for a uniquely Washington County solution at the event.

The county commissioned EDWC to prepare the interactive report; so, here is a sneak peek at a few of the more startling findings:

How Washington County's October 7th Event Will Tear Down Key Barrier to Workforce Recruitment and Retention

  • Significant portions of residents in Washington County are housing burdened, spending greater than 30-percent and, in many cases, greater than 50-percent of their budget on housing
  • Households earning as much as 50-percent of the county median income fit that group
  • Wage rates for 4 of the 5 largest job groups in the county fall below 50-percent of the median-income, which equates to $18.67/hour
  • Difficulty in saving for a down payment is a core barrier to home ownership

A “Can’t Miss” Opportunity for Business Leaders 

If you receive our blog posts, you are not only an EDWC insider, but also a leader and disrupter within your industry. You solve for ways to continuously fuel your growth with capital and people.  Attending this event is for you a must. Participants will not only get electronic access to the report and mingle with colleagues and thought leaders in the talent space; but walk away with both a deeper understanding and real path to solving and competing.

HR leaders, developers and public officials in charge of housing policy and zoning will also find value in getting early access to this “ahead-of-the-curve” information.

Sign up here and now by clicking through to this registration form. I look forward to seeing you there!

How Washington County's October 7th Event Will Tear Down Key Barrier to Workforce Recruitment and Retention
About the AuthorChristian Tscheschlok, CEcD
Executive Director
With over 23 years as an economic development professional, Christian has a reputation for getting deals done. His practical expertise includes capital structuring, incentive packaging, expansion and attraction project management, brownfield redevelopment, and workforce development.