Residential Construction in Chicago Up 13%

by Peter Thomas Ricci

What were the busiest residential construction markets in November? We analyze the latest data to find out.


Residential construction in Chicago continued its forward momentum in November, rising 13 percent to a very encouraging $337 million, according to the latest analysis from McGraw Hill Construction.

And we recently reported, Chicago is not alone – residential construction in the U.S. has been doing quite well in recent months. How well? Try this: in November, construction spending vaulted to its highest mark in more than four years, and was up almost 25 percent year-over-year.

What construction markets across the country, though, are seeing the most activity? To find out, we combed through the aforementioned numbers from McGraw Hill Construction, and put together the following graphs:

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