20 U.S. Cities -The Most New Construction

McGraw Hill Construction sorted through building data for the nation’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) to find the 20 places where the most money has been spent so far this year on new construction (from January through May, 2013). We looked at the dollar amount of new construction starts, or projects where ground has been broken and work begun, for structures that fall under the “Total Building” umbrella. Total Building includes single-family home construction, multifamily home construction, office space, retail space, warehouses, healthcare facilities, educational buildings, manufacturing plants and research facilities. We did not include money spent on public works projects such as bridges, streets and parks, nor did we include electric utility construction.

Source: Nashville, Tenn. – In Photos: The 20 U.S. Cities With The Most New Construction – Forbes