Western Colorado Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Aim To Boost Economy
KREX News Room
With a nationwide struggling economy, Western Colorado of Associated Builders and Contractors invited their Chief Economist, Aniraban Basu, from Maryland to speak at their chapter meeting for some helpful insight.
The goal was to discuss a future plan to drive the western slope out of the rut. One primary issue Basu said, was to make sure there is little restriction from our Government.
"Not to mess it up with too much regulation, but the other thing is to wait. Economies have a tendency to recover over time, if allowed to perform in accordance with their own devices," said Basu.
Chairman of the Western Colorado of Associated Builders and Contractors, Mike Kelleher, said there hasn't been much construction work within the Grand Valley area, which means the economy is still in a slump. However, with new plans and ways of doing things, Kelleher said he has hope for the future. "Our goal is to keep a fair free enterprise playing field," Kelleher said.
The meeting was held to help create plans on how to deal in hard economic times. Hoping to add more jobs and construction projects in the near future to boost the economy in the Grand Valley.