Lt. Governor Adam Gregg was in Manchester on Wednesday afternoon.
Local developer Wes Schulte had an opportunity to show the Lt. Governor two of his development projects – the Manchester Housing Apartments on West Marion Street and the future site of the Meadow Brook Trail Development on the east end of town.
Lt. Governor Gregg tells KMCH he and Governor Reynolds travel the state on the 99 County Tour for a variety of reasons – town halls, school visits and business tours – but he wanted to spend his Delaware County visit highlighting the efforts of Iowa Workforce Housing Tax Credits.
Schulte says the Iowa Workforce Housing Tax Credits were utilized in 2016 for the Manchester Housing Apartments.
And the tax credits will be used in the future for 14 out of the 51 units within the Meadow Brook Trail Development. Lt. Governor Gregg says those tax credits are helping to bring more housing to rural areas like Manchester.
Gregg says the Iowa Workforce Housing Tax Credit is unique because it has a rural set-aside.
In addition to his Manchester visit, Lt. Governor Gregg also made a stop in Monticello to tour the Innovation Lab.
photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH