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Minneapolis Building Boom?

For the first time since 2000, Minneapolis construction projects have topped $1 billion. That is right— BILLION. In 2012 to date, 12,161 building permits have been issued in the city. Housing is also up from previous years. Through November 27, the City issued building permits for 3530 new housing units, compared to a previous high of 2732 in 2004.

The top 5 building projects in Minneapolis (by building permit valuation) are:

1. Loring Park Aparments
2. Whole Foods
3. Orchestra Hall addition
4. Soo Line Apartments
5. Childrens Hospital/Abbott Northwestern addition

It is great to have construction back in Minneapolis!

Twin Cities Construction Hiring On The Rise

According to the Business Journal and MPR,  the Department of Employment and Economic Development reports that Minnesota construction jobs were up 4.3% through September and is well above the national rate which has barely budged. While construction jobs are still down from the recession overall, this is definitely a move in the right direction!

Read more at the Business Journal.