Tag: Will County

Will County a Bright Spot Amid Dismal Census Figures

Susan DeMar Lafferty ReporterĀ  Daily Southtown

Mokena townhomes
New townhomes are under construction near 187th and Wolf Road in Mokena, part of the Old Mill Pond development, which also includes Fox’s Restaurant and retail shops. (Susan DeMar Lafferty / Daily Southtown)

It was a new job that brought the Renaud family from Pennsylvania to Will County last year.

Kelly Renaud said they looked all around the area before settling in Frankfort. They wanted to be near her husband’s Tinley Park office and they liked the small town atmosphere.

“We almost moved to California. I’m glad we came here. I really like it here,” Renaud said.

Jobs are one of the main reasons folks are moving to Will County, according to local officials.

Good schools, affordable homes, relatively low taxes, great municipalities, safety and quality of life also are reasons they cited for Will County’s population increase of 1,642 in the one year period from July 2014 to July 2015.

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Will County Job and Population Growth

Will County, Illinois is fairing very well – experiencing great job growth and population growth.

* Will County is 1st in population growth of all Illinois Counties
* Will County is 1st in new home construction in Illinois
* Will County is theĀ 10th fastest growing county in the USA
* Will County is 36th Nationally in New Job Creation

*source: www.willcountyillinois.com

Here is an excerpt from Chicago Agent Magazine’s article on New Construction, Job Growth and Population Growth…

Will County new job growth

WIll county growth