Chicago One of Nation’s Top 10 Construction Markets

by Peter Thomas Ricci

Our new construction market, according to new data, is among the nation’s best.

Through September of 2014, Chicago had the No. 6 new construction market in the country.

According to fresh numbers from Dodge Data & Analytics, Chicago’s construction starts for the first nine months of 2014 totaled $7.5 billion, a strong 23 percent increase over the same period in 2013.

See our graph below for some perspective on how Chicago compares with the nation’s other top construction markets.