2016 Economic Summit to Focus on Housing

By September 27, 2016 News

2016 Economic Summit to Focus on Housingsved

For the original Eye on Sun Valley article written by Karen Bossick, click here.

Sun Valley Economic Development’s 2016 Economic Summit will focus on affordable housing in the Wood River Valley. The summit, titled “The Intersection of Housing and Talent Attraction in Our Economy”, will feature three panels that are intended to shine a light on the perspectives and concerns regarding affordable housing among local business owners, builders, and housing authorities.

After hearing all sides of the issue, summit leaders will discuss how to best move forward in addressing the issue of affordable housing in the Wood River Valley area.

According to Bossick, “housing prices in the valley have escalated so that new homes now cost $500,000 and more—far above the cut-off point for middle income families, which is $330,000.”

Doug Brown, a spokesperson for SVED, had this to say about the summit:

“What we’re trying to do is get all the stakeholders in the room to talk to each other. We want to get employers talking about their needs and builders talking about the challenges of building affordable housing. Then we want the government leaders, after listening, to talk about how they see things.”

The summit will be held on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Sun Valley Inn. Tickets are available online at sunvalleyeconomy.org.

We hope to see you there!