Construction job growth hammers hard in San AntonioConstruction job growth hammers hard in San Antoniohttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=107262015-10-06T05:00:00Z2015-10-06T16:00:00Z

​SAN ANTONIO - Pent-up demand and uncertainty in the Eagle Ford Shale have pushed San Antonio to the top of the stack in terms of statewide construction employment growth.

According to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America, San Antonio posted the largest increase in construction employment in the year between August 2014 and August 2015 throughout the state of Texas.

Over the 12-month period, the San Antonio-New Braunfels area posted a 10 percent increase in construction employment, putting the region at 26 of the country's 339 metro areas.

In comparison, Dallas saw a 3 percent increase, the Austin-Round Rock metro had a 0.2 percent jump, Fort Worth-Arlington dropped 8 percent and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land fell 2 percent.

Population and job growth in San Antonio will remain the main drivers behind demand for increased development, and neither of those two factors appear to be slowing their pace anytime soon.

"Aside from single-family and multifamily residential, the biggest area of growth in San Antonio, in terms of new construction, is educational," said Kirk Kistner, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors' vice president of business development, adding that school districts in and around the city are all planning significant construction development projects. Altogether, the projects will account for nearly $4 billion of work that has or will hit the market over the next two years."
San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio-New Braunfels
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