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Weekly Update: October 12, 2017

   
  The room was packed last week for a proposal from the City of Des Moines on zoning.  Will it potentially have an impact on you in your community?  We do not know, so that’s why we try to keep up on proposals all over the state.  If you want an interesting read, check out the issues that the DM Developers Council has put together here.  A letter from the HBA of Greater Des Moines is here.
NAHB Tax Reform Policy Changes
NAHB unanimously voted to revise its policy regarding the nation’s tax code in light of recent discussions on tax reform between congressional leadership and the Trump administration.  The NAHB Executive Board decision provides greater flexibility as the tax debate unfolds and stakeholders seek consensus to shape a tax code that best serves the nation’s consumers and small businesses.
“This is the first time in NAHB’s 75-year history that we have been open to the idea of broader options regarding housing tax incentives,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “Now is the time to reform tax policy and housing will not be left behind in this process.”
NAHB supports a tax system that is simple and fair, and that promotes greater housing opportunity for …
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Weekly Update: September 28, 2017

 
 There were 16 properties on the Tour of Remodeled Homes last weekend in the Des Moines area.  Members of the Remodelers Council gathered together on a bus tour last Friday before it opened to the public.  It’s an annual affair and it’s so much fun.  Great projects and the group is very tight knit.
Mike Rowe Event – Planning to Attend Tonight?
We have 1,540 attendees for our Iowa Skilled Trades event tonight.  Here are a few housekeeping notes:

The dress is business casual and jeans are ok.  We are asking students/educators to wear your school colors.
Everyone will need to be seated by 6:00 p.m. in order for us to stay on time.  Please make sure you are on time and at your table when we close the doors.  We won’t be able to re-open until dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Each person will be given one drink ticket (soda/water for under 21) to be used during the networking time.  Cash bar after your ticket has been used.  Water will be on the tables during dinner.
Everyone will be checking in by last name and, if not that, then by company name.

Tell People Why Construction is a Great Field
October is Careers in Construction Month, …
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