Daines touts recreation and challenges of growth at Big Sky appearance


Big Sky is world famous for its outdoor recreation, and on Sunday night Senator Steve Daines spoke at the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Awards and Dinner about how those popular outdoor activities continue to the economic success of the area.

The Keynote speaker addressed members and guests after the chamber presented its economic outlook for the next year, elected new board members, presented awards to community leaders and recapped the successes of the past year.

Daines also spoke about how the federal government can help communities like Big Sky and Bozeman as their populations continue to quickly increase while salaries and affordable housing options remain at a standstill.

“There are two things,” Daines said. “Number one is to continue to work on fiscal responsibility in Washington, make sure we keep interest rates low. That’s the important part if you want to buy. But it’s also important that our local city planners, county planners, have incentives because we need to continue to build supply. With more supply, you see prices come down, combined with higher wages,” Daines said.

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