Bill To Create Jobs In Nevada

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, November 19, 2009

The money comes from the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill passed by Congress on Tuesday. It will fund military construction projects around the state, including an $11-million fire station at the Air National Guard base in Reno.

Sparks chamber director Lynn Stevens says this is good news for unemployed construction workers and the community as a whole.

"It certainly is a stimulus for people to get to work and also what it does is it outreaches to a lot of other entities simply because those people that are making money there are gonna be able to buy food, groceries and other things."

The bill also contains $2 million for the design and construction of renewable energy projects at six Army National Guard facilities and $12 million for a fitness center at Fallon Naval Air Station.