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ASLA Recognizes Positive Outcomes of Fiscal Cliff Deal

ASLA issued a statement last week commending the government’s work in averting the fiscal cliff. While no deal is perfect, it is important to acknowledge that our elected officials worked together to avoid fiscal disaster. The hard-won deal is an important step toward supporting our nation’s economic recovery. As discussion turns to spending cuts in the coming weeks, ASLA advocacy will work to ensure lawmakers understand the importance of investing in active transportation, green infrastructure, and other policies that create jobs, foster sustainable economic development, and create healthier lifestyles.

The continuation of most fiscal policies means that confidence will continue to build for landscape architecture firms, 98 percent of which are small businesses. ASLA’s third-quarter 2012 Business Quarterly survey results indicated an improving employment picture going into the fourth quarter. Employment data in Q3 showed progress over previous quarters and years. The stop-gap measures put into place by the government, including keeping tax breaks in place for small businesses, will allow economic recovery to continue, spur new hires in the landscape architecture profession, and enable firms to grow.

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