Create better jobs for more people closer to where they live
Jobs grow where people and businesses want to be. In order for local businesses to grow and create more quality jobs they need to have suitable space and be able to attract workers with the skills they need. The continued need for commercial space and difficulty attracting workers because of expensive housing forces employers to consider growing and creating jobs somewhere else.
Through a mix of residential, commercial, and retail development, smart growth can solve these problems by lowering housing costs, increasing growth capacity, and creating new opportunities for businesses in high density areas of downtown. This creates more jobs, where more people and businesses want to be.