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12.20.2016   |   Articles / Publications

Burr Alert: A Look Ahead at Construction in 2017

On behalf of Burr’s Construction Practice Group and the entire firm, I wish you, your family and your company continued success and the very best this Holiday Season. I think most of us can see that the growth in construction predicted last year for 2016 came to fruition in many instances. The question becomes…what is in store for 2017?

Most experts say that the construction industry will experience slow and continued growth throughout the new year. For example, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, construction in 2017 is anticipated to see moderate job growth, real estate should remain generally healthy, and state and local bond measures will continue to be funded. According to the report, “[f]or 2017, total construction starts are forecast to rise 5% to $713 billion. Gains of 8% are expected for both residential building and nonresidential building, while nonbuilding construction slides a further 3%.”

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