Economic development targets workers, housing

Economic development director Jonathon Goering gave a year in review for 2021 for Iola City Council and Allen County commissioners this week. The biggest challenges facing businesses is a dearth of workers, and the biggest challenges facing everyone is a lack of housing.

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January 26, 2022 - 10:03 AM

Jonathon Goering, Thrive Allen County economic development director. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Jonathon Goering offered up few surprises, but plenty to chew on this week for Iola and Allen County leaders.

Goering, economic development director for Thrive Allen County, gave a year in review for 2021 for Iola City Council members Monday evening, and again Tuesday morning for Allen County Commissioners.

Goering noted the biggest challenge facing Allen County’s businesses remains a dearth of workers. 

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