Construction Dive’s ‘mini megacities:’ 5 construction boom towns

Construction Dive’s ‘mini megacities:’ 5 construction boom towns

Much of the attention generated by the current U.S. commercial building boom has been focused on major metro areas like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. However, a great deal of construction work is also underway in smaller — but no less developmentally active — parts of the country.

Below, Construction Dive highlights the five most up-and-coming U.S. markets for commercial construction, based on input from Dodge Data & Analytics, industry experts and association leaders. These mostly Midwestern cities are enjoying an influx of new residents, driven by booming job markets and a low cost of living.

Omaha, Nebraska
By Jennifer Goodman • Jan. 15, 2020

Omaha’s inexpensive land and centralized location have helped fuel an explosion in construction-related employment. Read the full article ➔

Rochester, Minnesota
By Jennifer Goodman • Jan. 16, 2020

The small town’s construction boom is driven by the growth of a world-renowned healthcare system. Read the full article ➔

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
By Jennifer Goodman • Jan. 17, 2020

From medical marijuana manufacturing to infrastructure upgrades, a range of diverse projects is fueling a massive uptick in construction activity. Read the full article ➔

Nashville, Tennessee
By Jennifer Goodman • Jan. 21, 2020

Music City’s construction market is buoyed by open competition for labor and one of the country’s best economies. Read the full article ➔

Columbus, Ohio
By Jennifer Goodman • Jan. 22, 2020

Thanks to corporate, tech and public developments, the capital of the Buckeye State is enjoying the largest construction boom in its history. Read the full article ➔


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