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Economy flowing with school work

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High Five
Monday, July 27, 2009

The educational construction sector is still faring well across the country, and the trend has kept up in Oregon too.

Worth $109 billion, educational construction is the building industry’s largest sector, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Nationwide, it’s been one of the few sectors that has grown during the recession and kept some life in a slumping construction market.

The trend holds for Oregon as well. Although the state does not measure the value of statewide school construction, data from individual school districts, colleges and universities suggests that work related to education projects remains strong.

Read the full story at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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