The Springfield Business Journal recognized the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield with its 2012 Economic Impact Award as “Business Advocate of the Year” at the annual Economic Impact Awards Banquet on July 19.
The award recognizes an organization that has had a profound positive economic impact on the community and the business environment by serving as an effective advocate to advance essential business priorities and policies.
In the July 23 issue of the Springfield Business Journal, the HBA of Greater Springfield and other honorees from the 2o12 Economic Impact Awards were profiled:
2012 Business Advocate of the Year: Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield
A Voice for Home Builders
Founded in 1954, the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is an active supporter of its roughly 400 members and the home building industry in matters of public policy and business operations, says CEO Matt Morrow. He notes that the organization also advocates for the broader business community, namely in fostering economic development and growth.
“Those things, of course, lead to job creation, and people who have jobs buy houses, and that’s good for our members,” he says.
The HBA has a six-member staff, including Morrow and Jennifer McClure, a government affairs specialist who’s actively involved in advocacy, and a volunteer board of directors led by President Matt Bailey of Bailey Co.
Morrow says HBA’s advocacy efforts are largely categorized into four types – regulatory, legislative, political and legal – at local, state… [CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PROFILE ARTICLE ON SBJ.NET]