Sheboygan wants hundreds of spec homes and condos built for growing workforce
If there is one thing Sheboygan County does not lack, it is employment opportunities.
In fact, with Kohler Co., Sargento Foods Inc., Acuity Inc. and Johnsonville LLC, the county’s employment roster totals more than 60,000 workers a day.
The problem is, at the end of the work day, many of them go home to nearby Ozaukee, Washington and Manitowoc counties.
There are 47,347 households in Sheboygan County and despite the job growth, residential building in Sheboygan County began to slide in 2006 and has never returned, according to a study by Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tracy Cross & Associates Inc.
The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp., which commissioned the $14,000 study, is attempting to turn this around.