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Construction booming in Texas thanks to solid economy

Construction booming in Texas thanks to solid economy

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 15, 2013

A recent report from Business Investors Daily takes an in-depth look at the booming construction industry in Texas, saying the ...

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though unemployment rate ticks back up

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 08, 2013

Despite several predictions that the government shutdown would lead to job decreases, the construction industry and U.S. economy as a ...

Three construction economists forecast growth in construction spending through 2017, note causes for concern

Three construction economists forecast growth in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 28, 2013

Giving their opinions on how they see things shaking out in the remainder of 2013 and how things will shape ...

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s end dropped due to 3 political uncertainties

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

Citing three different political situations it expects to cause continued shifting in construction markets, FMI has again revised downward its ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of construction rebound due to skilled worker shortage

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 27, 2013

After losing nearly half of its construction jobs in the throes of the recession, Phoenix, Arizona is now in the ...

Home starts rebound 6 percent in July as permits and builder confidence soar

Home starts rebound 6 percent in July as permits and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 16, 2013

We'll say this for the current home construction recovery: it doesn't stay down for long. Following a 10-percent drop in June, ...

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government spending falls to lowest level since 2006

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

Snapping two consecutive months of increases, U.S. construction spending fell 0.6 percent in June to $884 billion due to larger ...

Construction company mergers, acquisitions increase as recession-weary contractors weigh the future

Construction company mergers, acquisitions increase as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

It's well established that the effects of the recession are still being felt by the construction industry. The most visible evidence ...

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by asking the EPA to calculate how many jobs they’ve destroyed

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 31, 2013

The president spent an hour last week giving a speech detailing yet another jobs program. During the last election cycle ...

Home starts stumble 10% in June while single-family permits hit highest rate in 5 years

Home starts stumble 10% in June while single-family...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 17, 2013

In what's beginning to become a sustained pattern of ups and downs, the start of construction on new homes in ...

Southeast Wisconsin construction projects delayed by skilled labor shortage

Southeast Wisconsin construction projects delayed by...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 15, 2013

Add southeast Wisconsin to the list of places in the U.S. feeling the impact of a skilled labor shortage in ...

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