High Desert Luncheon Event Wrap-Up

 Panelists Steve Ruffner with KB Homes (left), John Reeder with Mimi Song Company (middle) & Beau Cooper with United Engineering Group (right) speaking at the High Desert Luncheon in Victorville Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Panelists Steve Ruffner with KB Homes (left), John Reeder with Mimi Song Company (middle) & Beau Cooper with United Engineering Group (right) speaking at the High Desert Luncheon in Victorville Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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On Wednesday, March 14th, the BIA Baldy View Chapter hosted its High Desert Luncheon Market Forecast & Networking Lunch in Victorville at the Hilton Garden Inn from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  The event consisted of discussion panels and a special guest speaker James T. Butts Jr., City of Inglewood Mayor. Over 200 people attended the event, including many of the region’s elected officials and business leaders.  


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Hurdles to housing: With economy recovering, experts say High Desert must be prepared for growth

By Rene Ray De La Cruz
Staff Writer, Daily Press - Posted at 9:37 AM

VICTORVILLE — The High Desert is a hotbed for potential growth in the housing industry — but poverty, rising building costs and government bureaucracy are some the roadblocks to recovery.

That was a portion of the message delivered during the High Desert Marketing Forecast and Networking Luncheon on Wednesday that welcomed industry leaders in development, real estate and economics.

Hosted by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Baldy View Chapter, civic leaders from across the High Desert were also in attendance, as well as those affected by the building industry such as Casey Armstrong, the owner/president of Armstrong Fairway Insurance, and Paul Baldridge with Barstow Transfer & Storage.

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