After hearing from local businesses that relocating employees were finding few options for housing in Sheboygan County, the SCEDC commissioned a study with Vierbicher Associates, Inc. to determine how many apartments were needed in the county. The study concluded that over 300 apartment units were needed ASAP to handle just the immediate demand.

The SCEDC has since led the charge for apartment development. By summer of 2018, Sheboygan County had over 800 apartments built or under construction.