EXCERPT: “Meeker County has a workforce problem. It’s called housing. Housing availability in the county — both for ownership and rental — has been an issue for a number of years, according to David Krueger, executive director of Meeker County Development Corp. But it has grown more severe in recent years, to the point that business and industry are feeling the pinch. ‘What’s accelerated the conversation (about housing) has really been private industry,’ Krueger said. ‘They can’t find employees anymore, and their main factor is housing.’ It’s that squeeze that prompted Krueger to plan a Meeker County Housing Forum last week in cooperation with Southwest Initiative Foundation and Meeker County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. More than 70 city and county government officials attended to hear about the challenge and possible solutions.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2SU14pR