Construction industry slow to recover despite crane covered skyline
Yakima ended up with extra money, so it decided to resurface a section of 40th Ave between Nob Hill and Summitview. This wasn’t on the original list. The city says it will be well worth it in the end. “It’s handling about 30 lane miles within the city of Yakima with some of the most at-risk roads. Roads that are right at the tipping point of falling into greater disrepair, said Beelher.
Department of Housing and Urban Development reclaimed $2 million from the county meant for affordable housing projects. Lever said the school construction funds went back into a statewide contingency account and will be made available for click here other school systems to use. State Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Prince Georges), the chair of the county House delegation, said losing the money seemed to be collateral damage from the school systems leadership instability during the past several years. Former Superintendent William R.
SEATTLE – On any given day, easily half a dozen cranes can be seen cranking away on projects around lower Queen Anne. And those cranes account for only a small number of the total yellow that seems to be taking over Seattle’s skyline. But don’t be fooled, according to a recent story by KUOW , the local construction industry has a long way to go before it reaches employment levels it experienced just several years ago. An economist with the Employment Security Department told reporter Carolyn Adolph the construction industry was hit harder than any other industry during the recession and it’s really only been within the last year and a half things in this sector of the workforce have finally started to turn around. Another interesting thing to note, according to Adolph, is even though apartment buildings appear to be going up all over, the actual number of new project permits started to decline in the spring. Despite significant job losses in the construction industry overall, Adolph says public projects, such as Sound Transit’s link this one light rail managed to weather the recession storm and continued moving forward. To see the full story from KUOW click here .