New housing starts in Manitowoc County increased from 49 in 2015 to ‘68’ last year, according to figures from the Wisconsin Builders Association.  Mike Check is the current President of the “Manitowoc” County Home Builders Association.  Check said even though there were 13 new housing starts in August alone…”we’re a little behind last year’s pace” of 43….through the first 8-months of 2017.  The local builder and President of the MCHBA said the biggest concern in Manitowoc is the ‘availability of Lots’ if people wanted to move into the city.