Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cranes New Symbol of Construction Boom in Owensboro

Beginning this month cranes will be the new symbol of the recent construction boom in Owensboro.  The city and region are beginning an unprecedented period of construction projects totaling $600 million in new public projects, over 10,000 construction jobs and with an overall economic impact of more than $1 billion.

Some of the public projects including the following:

The new Owensboro Medical Health System will break ground next week ($385 million, 6,600 construction jobs, and $600 million economic impact); downtown development program, including the new publicly funded convention center ($80 million, 1,300 construction jobs, $130 million economic impact); new downtown hotel ($20 million, 340 construction jobs, $33 million economic impact); Interstate 64- Interstate 65 connector ($37 million, 600 construction jobs, $62 million economic impact); and a new National Guard Armory at the airport ($14 million, 200 construction jobs, $23 million economic impact).

There has never been a better time to invest in Owensboro!

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