Last week I had the opportunity to join more than 700 AIA members and staff, during the AIA Grassroots Legislative and Leadership Conference, to converge on Capitol Hill to meet with our elected representatives. Our message: pass the AIA’s plan for economic recovery.  Even as the economy continues to show small signs of improvement, the lack of access to financing is keeping too many projects on the sidelines.  Fortunately, a bipartisan group of representatives has introduced the Credit Access for Main Street Act (HR 1356). This bill would enable community banks more flexibility with their commercial real estate loans, giving them more capital to invest. That will help the banks provide more financing and create jobs.  We asked our members of Congress to support this bill and 3 others that will directly benefit our profession.

Send a message of support through the AIA’s newly enhanced Advocacy Center.

POSTED BY: Craig Reynolds, FAIA

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