Given challenging construction labor markets, if you want to build something, you’re best off being in the right place at the right time. According to a recent analysis by Point2, a blog and news site owned by Yardi, that’s not the major markets you might expect.

“So, to determine the most dynamic metro areas for construction-related occupations, Point2 analysts ranked US metros based on eight factors that influence the industry and its job evolution: number of jobs, wage, building permit change, housing units, permits per housing units, construction establishments, location quotient and, last but not least, cost of living (see methodology for full details). As a reasonable benchmark for growing construction activity, this report considers metros with more than 1,000 permits issued between January and June 2022. The resulting 146 metropolitan areas paint a picture of the state of construction work across the United States.”

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