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Episode 11: Glenwood's housing study results

How housing can help recruit workers

Workforce housing is at a premium in many communities throughout Minnesota. It is crucial to have quality workforce housing to recruit new community members and retain current workers.

In today's episode, we learn about the housing study conducted in Glenwood, Minnesota and how understanding the needs of the individuals working in the area played an important role in planning this community's future.

"One thing that was really good about this study was that we went and asked the employees themselves if they wanted to live in Pope County, and tried to understand who they are as far as potential housing customers."

— Scott Formo, Sr.


Episode host(s)

  • Christy Kallevig, Extension educator
    University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality


  • Ryan Pesch,  Extension educator
    University of Minnesota Extension
  • Scott Formo, Sr.
    • Executive director
      Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Mayor



Read this episode's conversation below.


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