Rochester forum takes aim at housing-jobs link

Event to probe how availability affects economic development


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The link between housing and economic development will be the focus of a June 20 breakfast forum in Rochester.

“Housing, Jobs, and the Community of the Future: Economic Development and the Need for Housing in Our Community,” is a presentation of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, in partnership with the city of Rochester and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

Speakers are expected to provide overviews of how current zoning and land use ordinances impact housing development and how housing needs affect economic development in the community.

Scheduled speakers include Rochester Mayor Caroline McCarley, Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, Rochester Economic Development Director Karen Pollard, Rochester Director of Planning, James Campbell, Michael Provost, director of Rochester Main Street, and George Reagan, director of housing awareness programs for the NH Housing Finance Authority.

The forum will run from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Governor’s Inn in Rochester. To register, visit rochesternh.org.

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