Our workforce has seen little to no growth in the buying power of wages, in decades. Meanwhile, the cost of housing has increased dramatically. A serious question exists as to whether the next generation can afford to live in Chester County.
A two-hour Citizen Planners’ Breakfast is being sponsored by Chester County 2020 and the Chester County Planning Commission on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 AM at the Desmond in Malvern.
Jason Duckworth, President of Arcadia Land Company, will lead a panel discussion on the issue. Panel members will include Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of the Chester County Planning Commission, Sara Peck, Principal of Progressive New Homes LLC, and Nate Echeverria, Economic Development Director of Historic Kennett Square.
“This is a very important topic for Chester County,” said John B. Hannum Jr., Chairman of Chester County 2020. “Chester County is known as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We need to make sure the county has affordably-priced housing for those who make this county great.”
O’Leary will begin the session with a talk entitled “Why Do We Care?”