Region’s Fast-growing $8.3 Billion Construction Sector Contributes An Extra $10 Billion To Local Economy, Supports 83,000 Non-Construction Jobs


KANSAS CITY, MO. – The bi-state region’s fast-growing construction sector, which last year started $8.3 billion worth of projects, contributes an extra $10.7 billion to the local economy and supports 83,000 non-construction jobs, according to a new economic impact analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. The new analysis shows the broader impacts of an industry as the region’s two largest building associations announced plans to merge by the end of the year.

“Construction is expanding in the Kansas City metro area,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “As a result, the industry is adding good-paying jobs at a faster pace than most of the country, supporting additional employment throughout the region, and creating structures that will enhance the area’s already high quality of life and economic competitiveness.”

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