ConstructConnect’s First Quarter 2017 U.S. Regional Construction Starts

The tables below showcase ConstructConnect’s U.S. regional nonresidential building and heavy engineering/civil construction starts.

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The latest (for the first quarter of 2017) year-to-date results are compared with the same period of last year. The percentage changes are shown in the right-hand columns.

These tables will be updated as each new quarter of starts-data “actuals” becomes available.

With 50 states and the District of Columbia, choosing regional boundaries is challenging.

Many different groupings by entities other than ConstructConnect have been tried over the years. Media sources often apply an intuitive approach, referring to the Great Lakes States, the Great Plains States and/or the Far West.

But Tables 1 through 4 happily accept the “agglomerations” specified by both the Bureau of the Census and the Department of Labor (BLS), thereby facilitating comparisons with the major data releases from the government.  

The Northeast, Midwest, South and West designations are instantly compatible with Census Bureau and BLS statistics on housing starts and unemployment rates.

U.S. Regional
Nonresidential Building Construction Starts – ConstructConnect™
First Quarter 2017

jan-MAR 2016 jan-MAR 2017 % Change
Connecticut $585,714,221 $469,068,617 -19.9%
Maine $122,713,009 $63,422,116 -48.3%
Massachusetts $1,298,263,035 $1,286,546,104 -0.9%
New Hampshire $185,725,220 $110,631,837 -40.4%
Rhode Island $165,356,319 $124,321,678 -24.8%
Vermont $27,516,107 $55,501,437 101.7%
Total New England $2,385,287,911   $2,109,491,789   -11.6%
New Jersey $1,764,424,592 $2,126,552,297 20.5%
New York $3,980,065,389 $9,612,949,698 141.5%
Pennsylvania $2,671,359,508 $1,259,804,913 -52.8%
Total Middle Atlantic $8,415,849,489   $12,999,306,908   54.5%
TOTAL NORTHEAST $10,801,137,400   $15,108,798,697   39.9%
Illinois $2,268,885,376 $1,753,287,770 -22.7%
Indiana $825,823,401 $450,844,469 -45.4%
Michigan $2,594,111,896 $1,296,853,233 -50.0%
Ohio $2,109,112,794 $1,583,324,373 -24.9%
Wisconsin $963,773,252 $745,697,608 -22.6%
Total East North Central $8,761,706,719   $5,830,007,453   -33.5%
Iowa $643,686,282 $370,034,539 -42.5%
Kansas $553,710,870 $505,468,808 -8.7%
Minnesota $847,587,955 $290,860,713 -65.7%
Missouri $937,896,481 $1,836,541,770 95.8%
Nebraska $468,165,127 $330,141,809 -29.5%
North Dakota $145,597,106 $32,573,880 -77.6%
South Dakota $130,747,174 $111,703,618 -14.6%
Total West North Central $3,727,390,995   $3,477,325,137   -6.7%
TOTAL MIDWEST $12,489,097,714   $9,307,332,590   -25.5%
Delaware $56,552,383 $312,125,680 451.9%
District of Columbia $710,922,188 $587,947,164 -17.3%
Florida $4,248,361,838 $4,017,622,042 -5.4%
Georgia $3,287,574,006 $2,449,752,772 -25.5%
Maryland $2,773,542,372 $714,651,657 -74.2%
North Carolina $3,501,196,259 $2,204,738,521 -37.0%
South Carolina $1,140,985,461 $1,278,082,321 12.0%
Virginia $1,163,781,523 $1,577,005,760 35.5%
West Virginia $631,149,999 $86,230,889 -86.3%
Total South Atlantic $17,514,066,029   $13,228,156,806   -24.5%
Alabama $678,259,019 $1,097,466,818 61.8%
Kentucky $908,492,434 $269,255,092 -70.4%
Mississippi $325,626,251 $272,014,306 -16.5%
Tennessee $1,693,202,456 $611,841,146 -63.9%
Total East South Central $3,605,580,160   $2,250,577,362   -37.6%
Arkansas $218,344,641 $353,465,968 61.9%
Louisiana $510,712,807 $450,012,303 -11.9%
Oklahoma $726,771,595 $814,242,041 12.0%
Texas $8,741,209,701 $6,400,394,040 -26.8%
Total West South Central $10,197,038,744   $8,018,114,352   -21.4%
TOTAL SOUTH $31,316,684,933   $23,496,848,520   -25.0%
Arizona $922,438,710 $927,959,543 0.6%
Colorado $973,536,424 $512,798,765 -47.3%
Idaho $249,305,254 $143,273,976 -42.5%
Montana $98,814,752 $91,105,256 -7.8%
Nevada $1,329,528,799 $211,166,009 -84.1%
New Mexico $283,630,665 $333,139,053 17.5%
Utah $1,196,185,292 $1,380,021,166 15.4%
Wyoming $120,055,994 $180,927,506 50.7%
Total Mountain $5,173,495,890   $3,780,391,274   -26.9%
Alaska $341,314,849 $69,370,884 -79.7%
California $6,712,910,555 $5,130,270,928 -23.6%
Hawaii $352,595,672 $167,239,773 -52.6%
Oregon $990,798,381 $1,618,491,651 63.4%
Washington $1,579,721,918 $1,725,475,679 9.2%
Total Pacific $9,977,341,375   $8,710,848,915   -12.7%
TOTAL WEST $15,150,837,265   $12,491,240,189   -17.6%
TOTAL U.S. $69,757,757,312   $60,404,219,996   -13.4%

Source of data: ConstructConnect™ “Insight“/Chart: ConstructConnect™.

U.S. Regional
Heavy Engineering/Civil Construction Starts – ConstructConnect™
First Quarter 2017

jan-mar 2016 jan-mar 2017 % Change
Connecticut $228,238,681 $299,840,260 31.4%
Maine $53,422,758 $45,780,006 -14.3%
Massachusetts $266,228,478 $283,126,964 6.3%
New Hampshire $94,160,292 $58,221,416 -38.2%
Rhode Island $22,233,169 $59,447,017 167.4%
Vermont $38,551,699 $34,314,903 -11.0%
Total New England $702,835,077   $780,730,566   11.1%
New Jersey $360,861,726 $622,897,957 72.6%
New York $1,337,714,512 $1,715,469,443 28.2%
Pennsylvania $994,160,408 $1,297,141,533 30.5%
Total Middle Atlantic $2,692,736,646   $3,635,508,933   35.0%
TOTAL NORTHEAST $3,395,571,723   $4,416,239,499   30.1%
Illinois $808,394,301 $997,917,362 23.4%
Indiana $395,027,360 $529,812,476 34.1%
Michigan $550,233,804 $1,046,709,205 90.2%
Ohio $653,131,037 $685,812,707 5.0%
Wisconsin $580,385,623 $495,728,526 -14.6%
Total East North Central $2,987,172,125   $3,755,980,276   25.7%
Iowa $476,004,447 $206,257,789 -56.7%
Kansas $223,507,586 $177,373,826 -20.6%
Minnesota $471,053,570 $612,262,790 30.0%
Missouri $581,007,396 $433,143,521 -25.4%
Nebraska $231,616,698 $286,840,246 23.8%
North Dakota $266,246,493 $217,042,918 -18.5%
South Dakota $132,926,737 $178,552,348 34.3%
Total West North Central $2,382,362,927   $2,111,473,438   -11.4%
TOTAL MIDWEST $5,369,535,052   $5,867,453,714   9.3%
Delaware $143,742,297 $86,390,058 -39.9%
District of Columbia $80,154,129 $56,057,193 -30.1%
Florida $1,621,215,444 $1,899,901,489 17.2%
Georgia $487,713,857 $716,264,616 46.9%
Maryland $485,501,279 $499,541,598 2.9%
North Carolina $557,056,162 $700,723,041 25.8%
South Carolina $582,534,065 $486,848,294 -16.4%
Virginia $710,101,984 $617,219,281 -13.1%
West Virginia $65,624,752 $194,684,330 196.7%
Total South Atlantic $4,733,643,969   $5,257,629,900   11.1%
Alabama $743,160,962 $270,236,307 -63.6%
Kentucky $498,173,154 $368,919,777 -25.9%
Mississippi $299,919,510 $449,831,580 50.0%
Tennessee $388,689,708 $415,741,055 7.0%
Total East South Central $1,929,943,334   $1,504,728,719   -22.0%
Arkansas $462,164,315 $498,354,963 7.8%
Louisiana $404,037,598 $706,548,176 74.9%
Oklahoma $438,717,599 $1,331,715,857 203.5%
Texas $3,888,092,347 $2,667,155,792 -31.4%
Total West South Central $5,193,011,859   $5,203,774,788   0.2%
TOTAL SOUTH $11,856,599,162   $11,966,133,407   0.9%
Arizona $340,369,224 $1,139,882,789 234.9%
Colorado $328,018,690 $286,142,053 -12.8%
Idaho $71,771,106 $102,255,684 42.5%
Montana $55,902,247 $161,641,013 189.1%
Nevada $132,330,212 $200,047,531 51.2%
New Mexico $101,684,595 $259,845,827 155.5%
Utah $266,094,339 $205,970,048 -22.6%
Wyoming $114,172,295 $105,559,526 -7.5%
Total Mountain $1,410,342,708   $2,461,344,471   74.5%
Alaska $214,946,995 $265,938,405 23.7%
California $2,415,033,482 $4,248,194,763 75.9%
Hawaii $345,646,766 $107,992,518 -68.8%
Oregon $194,633,023 $225,867,995 16.0%
Washington $450,723,291 $549,419,620 21.9%
Total Pacific $3,620,983,557   $5,397,413,301   49.1%
TOTAL WEST $5,031,326,265   $7,858,757,772   56.2%
TOTAL U.S. $25,653,032,202   $30,108,584,392   17.4%

Source of data: ConstructConnect™ “Insight“/Chart: ConstructConnect™.

U.S. Regional
Nonresidential Building Construction Starts – ConstructConnect™
First Quarter 2017

jan-MAR 2016 jan-MAR 2017 % Change
Northeast $10,801,137,400 $15,108,798,697 39.9%
Midwest $12,489,097,714 $9,307,332,590 -25.5%
South $31,316,684,933 $23,496,848,520 -25.0%
West $15,150,837,265 $12,491,240,189 -17.6%
Total U.S.  $69,757,757,312   $60,404,219,996   -13.4%

Source of data: ConstructConnect™ “Insight“/Chart: ConstructConnect™.

U.S. Regional
Heavy Engineering/Civil Construction Starts – ConstructConnect™
First Quarter 2017

jan-mar 2016 jan-mar 2017 % Change
Northeast $3,395,571,723 $4,416,239,499 30.1%
Midwest $5,369,535,052 $5,867,453,714 9.3%
South $11,856,599,162 $11,966,133,407 0.9%
West $5,031,326,265 $7,858,757,772 56.2%
Total U.S.  $25,653,032,202   $30,108,584,392   17.4%

Source of data: ConstructConnect™ “Insight“/Chart: ConstructConnect™.

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