Season 4, Episode 8: An update from Otter Tail County’s Big Build Initiative

Center of Everywhere podcastOn this episode, Kelly Asche, Senior Researcher at the Center for Rural Policy and Development, speaks with Amy Baldwin, Community Development Director at Otter Tail County, about their housing initiative – The Big Build. Housing is one of the biggest problems when it comes to attracting people to Greater Minnesota and fill our workforce needs. A few years ago now, Otter Tail County started an initiative called the Big Build with the goal of developing 5,000 new or remodeled housing units within the county. This interview is an update on that initiative and what state and local programs have been impactful in developing housing in our rural communities.