Houston Building Permits Up $1 Billion From July 2011

City of Houston building permits came to $4.2 billion for the twelve months ending in July.

The total marked a billion-dollar increase over the value of building permits issued in the twelve months ending in July 2011, a rise of just over 30%. Patrick Jankowski is vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership.

“The last industry to recover after a recession is construction, and it’s the last stage that you need to get to to have a full recovery. And it looks like we’re just about there, especially in the residential construction area. I’d like to see a little bit of a pickup in non-residential, but as an economist, I’m happy with where we are right now.”

New nonresidential permits totaled $2.8 billion, up just over 20% year-over-year. Residential permits rose by more than 50% to $1.5 billion.

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Prepared by Greater Houston Partnership Research Department


Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Business Reporter

Andrew Schneider joined News 88.7 in January 2011. Since arriving in Houston, he has reported on the many changes wrought on the region’s economy by the revolution in domestic oil and gas production. His non-energy reporting runs the gamut from white-collar crime to cattle ranching. His work has aired on...

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