Government and community-development officials, as well as community members in and around the U.S. 33 corridor, can expect growth in jobs, wages and local investments in coming years, but they should be wary of looming international trade wars, shortages of skilled workers and reliance on traditional transportation methods.

That was the message delivered Dec. 5 when members of the Fairfield 33 Alliance held their third annual meeting at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools campus in Carroll. The focus was the future of Fairfield County, with emphasis on the economy, the workforce and transportation.