Thursday, August 14, 2014

Huntley Area Construction Flourishes

In the first eight months of 2014, contractors working in Huntley have broken ground on over $302.5 million in new residential, commercial and infrastructure construction projects. This steady improvement dwarfs most of the rest of Illinois, the midwest and the entire country.  According to the Associated General Contractors of America, Illinois has added 7,300 construction jobs year over year, and 3,500 jobs in June 2014 alone. Only Florida shows greater growth in Construction employment.

While three fourths of states show some year over year growth in construction employment, and private construction project spending has grown at double digit percentages this year, uncertainty over state and federal infrastructure funding still threatens to keep too many tradespeople idle in the near future. Huntley is blessed with public officials having the foresight to promote a growing industrial and commercial tax base, which can support continued growth and keep a first class infrastructure in place for citizens and businesses located here.