UCR conference examines why housing matters in inclusive econ development

The UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development recently held its 2019 annual conference, “The House That Wasn’t Built. Housing Scarcity: The Inland Empire’s Natural Barrier to Economic Growth.” It pointed out that some of the very jobs IEGO is trying to attract are the most at risk as housing costs have made it more difficult than ever to retain workers and businesses. “Lower-skilled workers moved inland because coastal areas put the kibosh on housing 20 years ago,” said Chris Thornberg, director of the center. “It’s like we’re saying, ‘We already kicked you out of the coastal areas; now we want to kick you out of the inland, too.’” Read more, here.