Chicago’s Construction Boom Leads Nation In Year-Over-Year Change

November 1, 2016

It's all in how you look at it. New York may be outspending Chicago in construction dollars but the Windy City is still giving good report when it comes to year-to-year growth rate.

According to Dodge Data & Analytics, Chicago saw a 72 percent year-over-year rate of growth as measured at the end of September. In September, Chicagoland saw more than $446 million in total residential construction spending, a 13 percent increase over September 2015. The city's year-to-date construction spending now totals $5.948 billion, a 72 percent increase over the same time period last year -  the best YTD growth of any large metro area.