Jackson’s largest employer is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of workforce housing.

Long a chief concern among officials with AGCO-Jackson Operations, availability of local workforce housing got a big shot in the arm last week as the manufacturer pledged funds toward a local equity pool to help secure the future of a proposed 48-unit townhome complex in Jackson.

AGCO last Wednesday pledged $220,000 toward the proposed townhome project, the precise amount Rick Goodeman of the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership said was needed to give the townhome project planned for Jackson’s new development park the boost needed to hopefully garner funding approval from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.