Construction’s benefits multiply, economist tells industry group

BLYN — Drop a rock into a pond, and little waves will radiate from the splash point.

Drop a new house into a community, and sort of the same thing will occur, Elliot Eisenberg said.

Eisenberg addressed the Clallam County Economic Development Council at 7 Cedars Casino on Friday to spread his message about this “ripple effect” that results from building new houses.

Actually, the senior economist for the National Association of Home Builders preached it like a gospel.

Tall and lanky, Eisenberg strode around the stage in the casino’s Club Seven and walked among the audience, all the time gesticulating like a cross between an evangelist and a cheerleader.

Homebuilding creates jobs in the community, he said, not just for contractors and construction workers but for landcapists, decorators, furniture stores and others.

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