Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join
Community Search
Member Update
Blog Home All Blogs
Search all posts for:   

 

View all (53) posts »
 

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler visits with OAN members

Posted By Beth Farmer, Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler was the guest speaker at the July 8 meeting of the OAN Government Relations Committee.

Wheeler touched on several topics of importance to the nursery industry, including his support for infrastructure development and the importance of protecting and developing Oregon’s water resources. He also mentioned the importance of higher education and the student loan debt issue to the economy.

According to Wheeler, student loan debt is prompting millennials to buy fewer homes. That is bad, he said, because typically, first-time homebuyers will account for two-thirds of housing starts. Such homebuilding activity generates business for the nursery industry through landscaping requirements.

The committee helps shape public policies that benefit OAN members and protect member interests with legislators and regulators in Salem and Washington, D.C. The next meeting will be in August at the Farwest Trade Show. Details will be forthcoming. All OAN members are welcome.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
Permalink | Comments (0)
 
Sign In/Renew Membership
Sign In securely
Calendar

12/5/2017
Mt. Hood Chapter Christmas Party

12/5/2017
Willamette Chapter: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

12/7/2017
Sunset Chapter Christmas Party

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter Email Us

Copyright © 2017 Oregon Association of Nurseries All Rights Reserved.
29751 SW Town Center Loop W. Wilsonville, OR 97070 • Get Directions
Phone: 888-283-7219 • 503-682-5089 • Fax: 503-682-5099 • E-mail us