The Biloxi Show Draws a Crowd

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Timber Creek is one of several builders showing homes in Biloxi.

Miss., Ala., Show in Second Year Draws More 1,400 Professionals

The Biloxi Manufactured Housing Show and Expo at the IP Casino and Resort has staked its claim as a key industry event, drawing nearly double the number of attendees as the inaugural show in 2022. The 2023 rendition opened with a golf tournament at Shell Landing in nearby Gautier, and offered a Mardi Gras-themed opening night reception.

Tuesday was the first full day of education, exhibitor conversations, networking, and home tours.

For this year’s event, seminars and education were divided into two tracks aimed at retailers and community operators, respectively.

The event, overseen by South Central Manufactured Housing Institute comprising the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association and the Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association, runs through March 22.

Jennifer Hall is the executive director of MMHA and one of the show’s organizers.

“We surpassed 1,300 registrations, and we have more coming in. There are people who will arrive from within the state, from Alabama, and Louisiana who will register when they get to the show, so there is a lot of excitement building for this event,” Hall said. “We have 35 homes to show and I think any time you have that many new homes on site you’re going to get a lot of attention.”

Conner Mansell is the regional manager for Timber Creek Housing, a builder that began production in 2020.

“This home has a lot of flash and pop, but we manage to keep it affordable. It is a home that is very competitive for buyers who are in the site-built market,” Mansell said of The White Oak model, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with more than 2,200 square feet of living space. “Business is good, and traffic in Biloxi has been steady and I’m sure it will pick up as the day goes on.”

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