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REBUILDING — Miss. leads nation in construction job growth

Mississippi’s construction industry finally has hard figures that show it is rebounding. In fact, the state tops the nation in construction employment growth. According to numbers released by the Associated General Contractors, from October 2012 to October 2013, Mississippi added 9,300 construction jobs and posted a gain of 19.1 percent, number one in the U.S. Connecticut (11.0 percent), Louisiana (8.3 ...

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Pascagoula tops in construction job growth

Some contractors in Pascagoula, particularly those who were members of the local Associated General Contractors (AGC), were unhappy and were quick to let the local chapter know it in 2010 when a national AGC report had the Coast city losing the most construction jobs of any metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the entire country. Three years later, the community is ...

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Whatever … it takes

Slight upturn in economy has many believing the worst may just be behind By NASH NUNNERY I contributor pnash22@aol.com Most in the industry will admit that there are some serious challenges awaiting construction firms, and the general building trades, in Mississippi and across the nation. Though there has been a slight upturn in the economy, construction companies, to some degree, ...

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