Lakewood Housing Market; Manufacturing Partnership Aims to Fill 3,000 Jobs in 3 Years

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Lakewood's housing market is hot, up 52 percent in the last five years according to analysis by Cleveland.com data expert Rich Exner. That outpaces any other local community where sales are typically over $100,000. And it's not just Lakefront homes. How did this inner ring suburb, facing all challenges other aging communities face, see such a rebound since the housing crash? On The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk with Lakewood leaders this morning and look for the keys to success. And with rising values, what about rising rents? Later, we'll delve into the job market and efforts to create a pipeline to manufacturing jobs in Northeast Ohio.

Guests: 

-Bryce Sylvester, Director of Planning and Development, City of Lakewood 

-Allison Urbanek, Housing & Internal Operations Director, LakewoodAlive

-Adam Snyder, Managing Director of Sector Partnership, MAGNET: Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network

-Alicia Booker, Vice President of Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence, Cuyahoga Community College

-Miguel Lugo, Plant Manager and Tool Room Manager, Talan Products

-Stephanie Stinson, Warehouse Associate, Jergens, Inc.

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