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For want of qualified workers (access required)

Construction jobs have been increasing in the Charlotte area and are expecting to keep doing
so; some fear a lack of skilled workers may delay projects. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – The writing has been on the yet-to-be-built wall for the last couple of years. After a tough time during the Great Recession, construction firms have returned to their feet and are rebuilding the business that was lost during ...

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A steep ascent: Residential permits climbing back from recessionary low (access required)

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Like nails out of its own coffin, the Charlotte region’s residential construction industry pulled nearly 9,500 building permits in 2013, rising from the ashes like a phoenix with a tool belt and hammering out its best year since the housing ...

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The wait for Gateway (access required)

Extensive planning for Gateway Station could being in 2015, but much remains for the NCDOT to do before the next steps can be taken. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – It has been more than a year since Houston-based Hines was named by the N.C. Department of Transportation as the developer for the ambitious Gateway Station project in Uptown. Gateway Station, a $211 million project that’s planned for ...

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