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HBA Advocacy Update

Metro COG Housing Needs Analysis Employer Survey

HR Directors or business leaders familiar with employee well-being, hiring, retention, etc. should take a Housing Needs Analysis Employer Survey.

The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG), in partnership with Cass County, city of Fargo, city of West Fargo, and city of Horace, in North Dakota, and Clay County, City of Moorhead, and city of Dilworth, in Minnesota, are conducting a study of the region’s housing market; analyzing housing needs given demographic trends and forecasts relative to existing supply and production.

Local leaders, planning departments, and community development officials will use this study to help with decision making around housing needs in the Fargo-Moorhead Region (FM-region) – ensuring housing supply keeps pace with growing demand.  

To ensure the perspectives of the business community into this work, and that the study’s recommendations best address community needs, the Metro COG has constructed the Housing Needs Analysis Employer Survey.

North Dakota Workforce Development Council Report of Recommendations

The Workforce Development Council recently released its report of recommendations. This time, they ranked the recommendations and endorsements. 

At #1 is "investing $171.3 million in Career and Technical Education for new and expanding CTE programs, continuation of Area Career and Technology Centers (ACTC), including those that were not funded in the 2021-2022 interim and to support the impact of inflation on the construction of ACTCs. Further, the council recognizes the critical role Job Service North Dakota can play in connecting student and adult job seekers alike with career opportunities in their communities."

Click here to read the full report.

New from NAHB: Volatility Continues as Lumber Prices Normalize

As lumber prices continue to drop and normalize, there is still volatility in the ready-mix concrete market. Other materials remaining volatile include gypsum building materials and steel mill products. 

Read the full report and view the numbers: here

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