Houston County News: Southeast Minnesota is poised to grow over the next 25 years; here’s what a group of cities wants to do about it

EXCERPT: “There will be 50,000 more people living in southeastern Minnesota in the next 25 years. There will be 44,000 more jobs. And there will need to be 14,000 more housing units. That’s according to an economic forecast study released Tuesday by the Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities, a municipal organization of 65 communities in Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties. SEMLM also proposed major policy shifts to accommodate population and employment growth over the next 25 years, including zoning changes to support greater housing production, expanded transportation networks, a regional tourism strategy, immigrant support resources and programs to increase access to child care.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2EeDwJa