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Panel: Labor shortage increases construction time, costs (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The city’s commercial real estate market is “fundamentally strong” and is expected to remain so for a while, but construction labor shortages and a high number of inexperienced workers are causing building costs to rise. That was the ...

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Commercial outlook 2015: Population and job growth expected to support apartments, offices, industrial space (access required)

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While the rapid growth of apartments in the Charlotte region has some industry professionals concerned that vacancy rates could rise in the near future, they believe job growth and projected population growth will fill the supply in the long run. ...

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Immigration changes could boost housing sales (access required)

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President Barack Obama’s decision to weather a Republican backlash and reform immigration regulations could have a significant impact on the housing market. In allowing millions of undocumented residents to work legally and avoid the threat of deportation, Obama is opening ...

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Skilled help wanted: Construction companies, county deal with worker shortages (access required)

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The economic recovery of the last few years has enabled a construction boom around Charlotte, but both contractors and the county department that inspects their projects are finding some qualified workers hard to come by. Under the Mecklenburg County budget ...

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