The Home Builders Association of Fayetteville’s mission is to serve, advocate, and promote the local building and development industries while fostering unity between members, government and the community.
The HBAF’ s vision is to be a vital business investment for its members.
The housing sector is the LARGEST US industry, adding $3.2 trillion to the GDP annually and representing 13% of the total output. The housing sector means jobs, opportunity, and growth for every community in every state. Individuals, businesses, and community organizations cannot succeed without it.
Building Homes, Enriching Communities, Changing Lives
To the right is a snapshot of why the housing industry matters to people across the United States.
Direct jobs created for every 100 houses built
Taxes and revenue income for local governments
Local income per 100 houses built
Indirect jobs supported for every 100 houses built
According to the annual data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), the share of new homes started with 5,000 square feet or more of living space stood at 2.90 percent in 2021, up from 2.50 percent in 2020. A total of 33,000 5,000+ square-foot homes were started in 2021, compared to 25,000 in 2020. The increase in number and share... Read More ›
In November, job growth slowed slightly from the previous month but still showed strength despite tight monetary policy. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7% in November as the number of persons in the labor force decreased for the third straight month. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in November, following a gain of 284,000 in October, as reported... Read More ›