February 03, 2015

"Construction in Edmonton boomed last year with the City issuing $4.625 billion worth of building permits, a 17% increase from 2013 and a 182% increase over the five-year average. Construction commitments for 2015 have started strong and are expected to continue in line with the City’s five-year trend.

“This is further evidence that Edmonton has been leading the country in economic growth,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “It’s a trend that fuels our progress as an attractive, vibrant and sustainable community that is a global magnet for people and investment.” "

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