The homebuilding industry provides opportunities for a diverse labor pool. Thousands upon thousands of direct and indirect jobs are created thanks to homebuilding activity; from construction, to wholesale and retail trade, to business & professional services, to finance and insurance, and so many additional industries. And these are quality good-paying jobs with an average salary of $56,000 (and that is a 2009 number, which was the most recent available for the MSP region).
The infographic below shows the phenomenal impact the housing industry has in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro.
MN Department of Employment & Economic Development.
NAHB The Local Impact of Home Building in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN: Income, Jobs and Taxes Generated.