Economic Growth the Focus for Nevada Builders, Lawmaker

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Land Development, Membership by on March 12, 2016 0 Comments

As part of Bringing Housing Home™, members of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN) met with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) on March 8 to discuss several key issues impacting home builders on a local and statewide level.

Nevada builders meet with Rep. Mark Amodei (fifth from left) to discuss the biggest issues impacting the local home building market.

Nevada builders met with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), fifth from left, to discuss the biggest issues impacting the local home building market.

For more than an hour and half, Amodei spoke with a group of nearly two dozen BANN members at the association’s headquarters in Reno.

While the association shared support for a number of issues including the preservation of the mortgage interest deduction, much of the discussion focused on various opportunities and approaches to working with the Nevada State Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

“The BLM has created several challenges in the past for builders and developers in Northern Nevada, particularly when it relates to sage-grouse habitats,” said BANN Public Affairs Director Don Tatro. “Congressman Amodei’s support has played a significant part in helping us strengthen our relationship with BLM.”

Speaking with builders about their concerns also gave Amodei the chance to share some of his experiences while working with various local and state offices in his efforts to facilitate more economic growth opportunities related to housing and land development.

“He’s always very kind and willing to meet with our members,” Tatro said. “It gives us the opportunity to learn more about the realities of the legislative calendar and a better understanding of what can realistically be accomplished. It also helps to keep the lines of communication open for any the issues that may arise in the future.”

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