HBA of Greenville President Rick Quinn and Executive Vice President Michael Dey participated in a roundtable discussion with Mike Bennett, Chief of Staff of United States Senator Tim Scott. Bennett visited Greenville this week and met with several business and economic development leaders from the Upstate.
Quinn presented data from the Economic Impact of Home Building Study commissioned by the HBA of Greenville. Quinn and Dey emphasized the association’s position on the following Federal issues:
- Preserve or gradually phase out the Federal government’s role in housing finance
- Maintain the current Mortgage Interest Deduction
- Address the over regulation of housing and small business which is stifling economic growth
Quinn and Dey discussed the importance of home building to the economy and the need to avoid Federal action that could cause another housing recession.