Kerrville has many great advantages and is well positioned for future growth and development. Despite these advantages, we have a significant shortcoming. We have a shallow labor pool and extremely limited housing options for those wishing to have a career in our community.

Attracting the kind of companies to our community who will ultimately support the city’s economic growth potential requires concerted, proactive and effective economic development efforts backed up with the housing options necessary to accommodate a growing middle-class workforce. 

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James WESSELING

When will we get a pure explanation of what workforce housing is? This guy has been pounding his desk but doesn't get results. Remember a statement at the "state of the city" ? We want businesses like Hobby Lobby. $15.50 and hour. Will those workers be able to afford "workforce housing"? If building was so lucrative in Kerrville, why should we have to provide tax incentives? Get a grip Mr Koenig!!

POPE

Koenig’s argument is same argument used by the city leaders who created the urban sprawl, traffic and high crime that folks come to Kerrville to escape. If growth is always good, then people would be moving from Kerrville to Houston and not the other way around. As a GOB team member, Koenig’s job is to rationalize and promote the destruction of the small town charm that brings people here. This development and others like it alters the fabric of our community. I would respect Koenig more if he just leveled with us and said we must do this for the financial benefit of our insider political power brokers, because that is the real story.

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