October 1, 2018
Building Talent in the Building Industry 
Michael E Strech President and CEO
As we know the current labor shortage has been an ongoing issue in the construction industry. Our concern over labor isn't new, way back in 2004 the BIA created a Workforce Development Committee to address the issue.  Working with the Home Builder's Institute (HBI) and a grant awarded from the Department of Labor, the BIA developed a new 501(c)(3) The North State Building Industry Foundation (NSBIF) in 2006. 
Over the past twelve years, NSBIF has worked to resolve labor fluctuations in our industry. When times were tough during the recession NSBIF was awarded over $5 million dollars from Department of Labor funded agencies to assist 406 displaced workers, and unemployed veterans, find employment within our industry.  

When the economy improved, it was employers who needed help finding workers. NSBIF was there to help, as a result in 2016 we launched the Trades Jobs Fair, which has attracted over 500 applicants and 150 employers to participate.  We also launched the 5kin5 Jobs site with 100 employers posting jobs and over the two years and have 456 applicants apply for posted jobs. 
Over the last two years, working with builders and trade contractors, we have placed more than 150 high school juniors in summer internships. These students work for four weeks rotating trade partners and develop a variety of skills. The program also offers graduating seniors employment upon graduation. In 2018 we hired 57 seniors from this effort. The students attend after school modules with seven different trades at eleven high schools to prepare for the summer program. 
The Foundation will continue to closely with local colleges, high schools and construction training organizations to ease the labor shortage efforts in the area.  Every year we work hard to expand the efforts being made and we encourage all of our members to get involved with this program. For more information on how we can help, click here
Michael E. Strech      

Post Your Jobs on 5k in 5! 
Need construction or administrative employees?  Post your jobs on the 5K in 5 job board   https://5kin5jobs.com/.   Want to offer an internship or an afterschool module? Contact Amanda Reynaud  amanda@northstatebia.org  . You are missing the opportunity to reach candidates that we already know are interested in this field and are eager to work. You are encourage all of our members to get involved. This program is designed to help resolve one of the biggest problems in our industry, let's work together to solve it!      

North State BIA Endorsed Candidates List 
Over the past several months candidates for local political offices around the region have been interviewed by the NSBIA PAC and Government Affairs team.  To see the full list of endorsed candidates for races around the region in the 2018 election, please click here

Placer County Approves $970 million Final County Budget
The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently approved the county's final 2018-19 budget of $970.9 million, an increase of 12% from the previous year's budget of $866 million. Property taxes, the county's largest revenue source, continue to trend upwards as property values increase. Sales taxes, transient occupancy taxes and other revenue sources also continue to improve; however, growth from those revenues is expected to soften as financial experts contemplate the potential for an economic slowdown.
Roseville's 2018 State of the Address Set for Wednesday
The 2018 Roseville State of the City address from Mayor Susan Rohan and City Manager Dominick Casey will take place at 6 p.m., October 3rd. It will occur at their City Council Chambers located at 311 Vernon Street in Downtown Roseville. The event is open to the public and will be broadcast live on the city's public access television station. A recording of the speech will be available on the city's website the following day.
Roseville Reveals New Economic Development Director 
Roseville's City Manager, Dominick Casey, has announced the hiring of Laura Matteoli as the City's new Economic Development Director. With more than 28 years of municipal planning, building, community development, economic development, housing and real estate experience, Ms Matteoli has been working as the Acting Economic Development Director since February. She has led the department with tremendous expertise and vision and has developed a strong track record of results. She previously served as Roseville's Economic Development Manager for 3 ½ years.
Elk Grove Conducting Workshops for Their General Plan Update
On September 20th, Elk Grove's Planning Commission conducted the second workshop on the General Plan Update. The next workshop on the General Plan will be on Thursday October 4 at 6:00 pm and will focus on Chapters 3 (The Planning Framework), 4 (Urban and Rural Development), and 9 (Community Plans).  The meeting will be in the City Council Chambers.

Our Fall Breakfast Blend is right around the corner! Get inside the mind of today's home buyer with a presentation from Metrostudy and get the most current resource book with current projects and profiles.  

Projects and profiles for the resource book are due no later than October 9th.  Please contact Angela with questions, or to submit your project or profile.   Click here to register for the Breakfast Blend. 

IBS 2019 Registration
NAHB's International Builders Show registration is now open! This is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 80,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.  Register and book your hotel rooms fast, as this event is in very high demand.   For registration and deadlines, click  here

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Click here  to view more 2018 and 2019 BIA events.

Thank You to Our Workshop Speakers
Thank you to our speakers at last weeks DRE101 class.  This workshop was an insightful look into the subdivision public report.  We appreciate the Builder Developer services team of Placer Title sharing their knowledge and expertise with us! 

Don Keller with Placer Title Company 
Rena Swafford with 
Placer Title Company 
Kitty Tulga with Placer Title Company 

The Idea District 
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Last week The Idea District held a great discussion about what makes a space a place.  We want to say a big thank you to our wonderful sponsors who made this event possible and our annual sponsors who allow us to develop these great conversations! See photos from this great event here.

Bites Sponsors 
The Advantage Group 

Beer Sponsor
E3 California

Annual Sponsors
Blue Mountain Construction Services
Cresleigh Homes 
Jeffrey DeMure + Associates Architects Planners
KB Homes

School Day, School Daze 
NSBIF has a new high school intern, Guillermo, from Cristo Rey High School. Guillermo works in our office once a week on design and social media projects. His perspective is helping us to better understand how to engage Generation Z to boost our workforce development efforts. Guillermo is interested in architecture and is considering a trades internship this summer.
We're also working with "Student Ambassadors" from American River College, Cosumnes River College and Sacramento City College. The Ambassadors are students from CTE courses who help us promote college enrollment and CTE courses at community events. They were on site last Friday to assist at Trades Day, a fair designed to introduce more than 1,500 local high school students to a variety of career opportunities in the industry.  
Students from select schools in the Placer County and Elk Grove school districts will also have the opportunity throughout this school year to participate in after-school workshops with the Lennar trades. Students will have hands-on learning experiences with Eagle, Heritage One, Interior Logic, L&S, Rescue Electric and Villara. This year, Lennar has introduced a prop that students will build and then add onto under the directions of the trades. Stay posted on their progress through our IG (@nsbif) and facebook (@BIAworkforce) accounts. Click any of the links below to follow NSBIF on social media! 

For more information, please contact  Amanda.

Wind Youth Center Ribbon Cutting  
HomeAid together with Rabobank N. A. and GE, donated the furnishings and appliances for the Center. And we can't forget the artwork and plants from Woodside Homes! A special thank you to Frances Knight and Hallmark Building and Development for taking the lead on this project for HomeAid. See more photos from the ribbon cutting  here
#HomeAidImpact #WindYouthCenter

Thank You to the Riders of Cycling for a Better Tomorrow
Cycling for a Better Tomorrow on Saturday was a great event.  More than one hundred riders participated in the event benefitting, in part, HomeAid Sacramento. We appreciate everyone who participated in 2018's Cycling for a Better Tomorrow. 

Share Your Community Events on Sacramento New Homes 
The Sacramento New Homes Facebook page has been growing in popularity thanks to the support of the BIA members.  We encourage builders to submit their upcoming events to reach new potential home buyers.  We have begun boosting posts to reach more consumers, at absolutely no costs to builders. If you are interested in posting to the Sacramento New Homes page, please see the Policies and Request Form.  To submit your requests email SacramentoNewHomes@NorthStateBIA.org

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