Health Care Boom Fuels KC Construction Activity

Photo courtesy of Kansas City Star

If you suspect that the local hospital industry has done a lot for the health of commercial builders since the recession hit metropolitan Kansas City, you’re probably right.

Local hospitals and other health care institutions have invested $1.25 billion since 2009 building annexes, adding floors, renovating obsolete space and opening new facilities in expanding suburban areas.

“It’s been a base load of construction for us, a reliable source when other sectors like retail or office space have been volatile,” said Don Greenwell, president of the Builders’ Association in Kansas City. 

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