UPDATED: Broad coalition seeks $50 million for rural housing


(Updated to correct details for tax credits for housing development).

These should be good times for Norton County.

It's got four companies ready to invest $6 million in expansions, adding about three dozen jobs. Plus, area businesses have posted another 185 job openings.

All welcome news in this northwest Kansas county with a population of 5,459.

But there's a catch.

The county has so few homes available that it's not only struggling to attract employees to fill existing openings, but fighting to meet the demands of new development.

It's a problem facing all parts of . . .


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