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Pella Chamber Members Discuss Study Aimed to Help Keep Community Economically Vibrant

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 5:57 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Schneider

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Members of the Pella Chamber of Commerce explored the ways Pella can keep its economic strength at their quarterly meeting Friday.

Dr. Andrew Green and his team at Central College studied hundreds of communities similar in size to Pella, and Green presented results to those in attendance. He believes housing issues in the community should be a priority based on the findings, and the next phase of research will further explore how Pella can improve housing in the community, which is an area Pella scored low in comparisons.

For nearly two years, the Pella Area Development Corporation (PADCO) has been working with a team of faculty from Central College to answer the question of what the city needs to do in order to remain a vibrant community in the coming years.