Economic Development

Chicagoland Sees Strongest Housing Start Performance Since the Recession
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Chicagoland Sees Strongest Housing Start Performance Since the Recession

Metrostudy’s Chicagoland regional survey for Q4 2016 shows 13.4% YOY growth in new... More

How Changes in Policy Can Expand the Economy Going Forward
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How Changes in Policy Can Expand the Economy Going Forward

The NAHB's chief economist outlines a few economic debates for the coming year. More

The U.S. Adds 161,000 Jobs in October, Reports Solid Wage Growth
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The U.S. Adds 161,000 Jobs in October, Reports Solid Wage Growth

Construction adds 11,000 jobs, the second straight gain after shrinking for months. More

ADP: 147,000 Jobs Added in October
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ADP: 147,000 Jobs Added in October

Construction sheds 15,000 jobs, due to weakness in public and private,... More

U.S. Architecture Firms See a Near-Complete Recovery Since Great Recession
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U.S. Architecture Firms See a Near-Complete Recovery Since Great Recession

The AIA’s latest survey reports that growing profitability has allowed firms to... More

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ADP: 154,000 Jobs Added in September
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ADP: 154,000 Jobs Added in September

Small businesses slow, while construction gains after three consecutive months of... More

ADP: 177,000 Jobs Added in August
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ADP: 177,000 Jobs Added in August

Construction contracts, small businesses see growth. More

Are Housing's Regulations a Third Rail?
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Are Housing's Regulations a Third Rail?

If home builders and residential developers could lower regulatory costs on... More

JCHS: Remodeling Spending Approaching Pre-Downturn Levels
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JCHS: Remodeling Spending Approaching Pre-Downturn Levels

The LIRA index is projecting accelerated spending in the coming months. More

Single-Family Starts, Completions Make Big Y-O-Y Gains
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Single-Family Starts, Completions Make Big Y-O-Y Gains

The Northeast single-family housing market posts impressive growth in June, with... More

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