Today's third graders are Scott County's future workforce, yet in 2015 a third of our 3rd graders were not reading at grade level. Future achievement is predictable by grade 3, and maintaining status quo has a cost.
It is important to look at housing across a person’s lifecycle. Renter or homeowner, homeless or in the market for executive housing, it's imperative to have a variety of housing options available.
A comprehensive understanding of current programs, services, initiatives, and investments surrounding these issues
Development of a local vision and action plan that addresses these issues as a system, rather than as isolated problems
Potential cost savings by joint collaboration
By taking an integrated approach to working on the areas of housing, transportation, workforce readiness, and educational preparedness, we hope to gain:
Significant job growth, low state and local unemployment rates, retiring workers, changing demographics ~ a number of factors are contributing to employer difficulties finding skilled workers to fill local area jobs.
With lack of transportation options and congestion expected to increase on the regional transportation system, additional burden is anticipated for commuters both coming and going in Scott County.