Your state association is the largest construction-related trade association in Lansing, representing some 5,000 members across the state. This summer HBA Michigan’s Executive Board and members had an opportunity to hear from all but one of the candidates for Governor. This effort not only helped educate our members about the strengths of each candidate. It gave the candidates an education on the key housing issues facing our industry and the state we love. More than 100 members participated in our discussions with these gubernatorial candidates. No matter who wins the Governor’s race in a few days, your state association will have a voice at the Capitol. We will be hard at work continuing to send the message to all elected officials that housing affordability is a key to Michigan’s economic future.