Kansas City Construction Up 10 Percent Through Third Quarter

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As a result of the continued recovery in residential building, metro Kansas City construction activity improved through the third quarter compared to last year, reaching $2.2 billion, according to a new report. McGraw Hill Construction, the trade journal that published the findings, reported that while commercial and nonresidential construction lagged behind last year, total construction was up 10 percent through September as a result of the strong performance in housing.

There was $1.2 billion in residential work, up 39 percent from the same nine-month period last year. For the month of September alone, there was $159.4 million in residential construction, up 12 percent from September 2012. McGraw Hill defines residential construction as single-family and multi-family projects.

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