Mike Croxall: Greater Chattanooga Area Poised For Continued Growth In 2017 And Beyond

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - by Mike Croxall, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

After an impressive year for sales of newly built, single family homes in the Greater Chattanooga area, the National Association of Home Builders forecasts continued growth in 2017 and 2018. That’s great news for the people who work and live here, because every year home construction supports twenty-eight hundred Chattanooga-area jobs and generates over one hundred and ninety-two million dollars in local income and twenty-six million dollars in support for community services and improvements. As the newly installed president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga, I am in the unique position of helping lead one of the largest HBAs in the country during a time of this exciting expansion and progress in our vibrant community.

Last weekend I, along with 19 of my industry colleagues, raised our right hands at the HBAGC Annual Installation Dinner and pledged our continued commitment to the core principles that help our members build the homes that shape our communities. Among the foundational ideals that we uphold as a group are the promotion of affordable housing for all, the responsible stewardship of our community resources, and the pursuit of continuing education in best practices for quality construction.

As individuals and families across our area continue to build, buy, sell, and renovate their homes, we will continue to build on the tremendous momentum established by our thriving community and the great principles set forth by our predecessors. I am honored to stand with these industry professionals to usher in the new year, and I look forward to witnessing the exciting growth of our great city. 

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