Stable child care in Watauga County would add 300 employees to the local economy, study finds

Insufficient child care is keeping 300 individuals out of the labor pool in Watauga County, a new study estimates.

“If you put all 300 of those people under one roof, that would be a top-10 business, based on employee count, in Watauga County today,” David Jackson, president and CEO of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, said in an interview with EdNC.…

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