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Vanessa Crossgrove Fry

Vanessa Crossgrove Fry was quoted in an Idaho Business Review article on plans to attract workers to McCall and develop the region’s economy.

McCall region looks to grow, starting with broadband” discusses how the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council is working with the Idaho Policy Institute to attract and retain talent.

The Idaho Policy Institute’s report, which was commissioned by the council, noted that “businesses are seeing both high rates of turnover and large gaps in the labor pool, particularly when it comes to entry-level positions and positions requiring skilled labor and technical expertise and experience.” It also noted that “the housing market and overall cost of living may be contributing to these challenges.”

Fry said that institute is planning to survey high school students in the region to identify future workforce development partnerships.