Business View Magazine | April 2021

24 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE APRIL 2021 F or more than 80 years, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA) has been supporting the home-building industry and the home buyers who keep the industry strong. Comprising approximately 500 member companies, the KCHBA represents an industry that contributes more than $1.5 billion to the Kansas City economy and supports more than 20,000 jobs in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. If you’re not familiar with the Kansas City area, what you find may surprise you – a vibrant city with flourishing suburban communities, and a thriving economy that serves as the world headquarters for top brands such as Garmin, AMC, American Century, Hallmark and H&R Block. Many outsiders are confused by the fact that there is a Kansas City, Kan., and a Kansas City, Mo. Simply put, we are one big metropolitan area that happens to have a state border down the middle. Each side has its bragging rights, but we are often considered one big community. The demand for housing in Kansas City is high and doesn’t seem to be slowing. The residential construction market is unique in that it is the only top 50 market in the country that doesn’t have a top 50 nationally ranked home builder. This distinction means that our builders are part of the very communities they serve. AT A GLANCE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER KANSAS CITY (KCHBA) WHAT: The voice of the housing industry in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area WHERE: Kansas City, MO WEBSITE: HOME BUILDERS Association of Greater Kansas City The Voice of the Kansas City Housing Industry