The California Building Industry Association is a statewide trade association representing thousands of businesses, homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, designers and other industry professionals. A recent study determined that homebuilding generates approximately $60 billion a year to the California economy and creates an estimated 526,000 jobs statewide.
Looking for housing numbers? We've got you covered with monthly housing starts, new home sales and median sales prices of new homes, quarterly housing affordability numbers, and complete sets of statistics broken down by metro region. Our numbers come from reliable sources, including CIRB, Hanley Wood Market Intelligence and NAHB/Wells Fargo Market Intelligence.
Read the most recent releases from CBIA on housing construction, new home sales and other topics relevant to the homebuilding industry. Older releases can be accessed in our press release archive.
What is happening in the homebuilding industry? Summaries and links to the day's top housing and homebuilding news from media outlets are posted in this section every weekday. Industry News is also available to members and or media by subscribing to a daily email.
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- CIRB Reveals 2014 Solar Permit Statistics
For the past year, CIRB has been tracking month-by-month photovoltaic (PV) installations and valuations across the state of California. 2014 numbers show the volume of solar permit issuance and city-level calculations of residential and commercial installations.
Along with detailed residential and non-residential building activity, CIRB has been compiling and offering 2014 solar and HVAC permit data as a one-time order and/or complimentary subscriber benefit in the new Energy Permit Summary Report.
- California Competes Tax Credit - Information and Workshops
The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Tax credit agreements will be negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by a statutorily created “California Competes Tax Credit Committee” consisting of the State Treasurer, the Director of the Department of Finance, the Director of GO- Biz and one appointee each by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules.
Any business can apply for the California Competes Tax Credit. The credit is available statewide to all industries. However, while there are no geographic or sector specific restrictions, the purpose of the California Competes Tax Credit is to attract and retain high-value employers in California in industries with high economic multipliers and that provide their employees good wages and benefits.
- Exhibit sales are going strong for PCBC 2015
As we head back to San Diego in June, we’ve increased the amount of square footage on the exhibit floor—and we’re pleased to announce that space is already 70% full! The floor footprint will increase to 64,000 square feet, up 15% over the 2014 show floor.
In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of product solutions on display, the exhibit floor will also feature two show homes, our new "Smarter Home Showcase", and PCBC’s exclusive and highly successful buyer programs the Key Buyers Club and National Buyers Circle. Mark your calendar for June 24-25 and make plans to join us in San Diego.