The current state of the economy in Niagara will be under the microscope as speakers address main concerns for the viability of the economic future of the region during the 10th annual Niagara Economic Summit Tuesday.
The summit will address three main topics, through forums, that will address the impact in the region including the economic sustainability of the area including provincial and national impacts, the war for talent which looks at attracting the best employees to Niagara and most importantly housing.
The future of housing will be addressed at length during the topic’s panel to brainstorm ideas through speakers with experience in the field. Over the next 25 years, where it is projected, the population is expected to increase by 200,000 people and an additional 85,000 jobs will be available, and the need for more housing will increase.
There will be several people with expertise on the housing topic who can guide the region forward, said Mishka Balsom, chief executive director of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
“Municipally, this is an area we can influence and where we can make a significant difference,” she said.