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3 Points for Success – from Dena Cordova Jack:
Click on the link below to read an interesting article from Blue Tarp Financial that discusses expectations for the economy in 2019. There are changes ahead - and the economic forecast will be an important topic covered at the Fall Conference. Read on for some interesting perspective from the nation's leading credit management and analytics company.
Quarter 2 Building Supply Index is available! Click on the link below to see the latest trending statistics. There is a definite slowing in contractor payments - take a look at the macroeconomic factors that are affecting these trends nationwide.
1 – U.S. - Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute: The NAFTA agreement talks are now in in process. We are hoping for an expeditious resolution.
2 – Opposition to Additional Tariffs: This issue has emerged following the announcement by President Trump for a 3rd round of tariffs on Chinese goods, including some building materials, totaling $200 billion. Earlier this year, NLBMDA took a position opposing a 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum.
3 – Industry Priorities in the Farm Bill: The House and Senate are beginning the process of reconciling their differing version of the farm bill, which includes provisions from the Resilient Federal Forests Act and Timber Innovation Act. Specifically, NLBMDA supports provisions in the final bill that improve how federal forests are managed, as well as funding to advance the research of tall wood building construction.
4 – Immigration Reform: NLBMDA's position on immigration is limited to support for e-Verify and the need for a robust guest worker program to fill gaps in the workforce.