Forecasting Our Future: The Economic Impact of Exclusionary Zoning
Friday, February 24, 2017
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST
Hartford, CT, United States
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This program will focus on the economic impact of zoning regulations that limit housing choices. People need different housing at various stages in their life. Research has shown that failing to provide a diversity of housing choices to meet these needs has a profound impact on our economy. Nationally, exclusionary zoning has drastically reduced our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and expanded hourly wage inequality. How can anticipating future housing demand and providing the housing to meet that demand improve Connecticut’s economy during a period of massive state budget deficits?
Keynote speaker, Dr. Daniel Shoag, will discuss his research that focuses on fiscal policy, state and local pension plans, and regional macroeconomics. He will present findings from his research that explores how land use regulations have impacted our economy. This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with local financial and business experts.
Learning Objectives for Planners include:
- Research findings on how a lack of housing choice impacts economic growth
- How exclusionary zoning can hinder in-migration and encourage out-migration
- Insight from the local business community about how housing impacts recruiting employees, retaining employees, profits, etc.
Susan Westa, firstname.lastname@example.org