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Industrial, Roadway Projects Lead Top Starts Ranking

Industrial, Roadway Projects Lead Top Starts Ranking
April 10, 2019
Louise Poirier and David M. Brown

As expected, the energy sector continues to dominate regional starts, representing many of the highest-valued projects across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The top 25 projects to break ground in 2018 totaled nearly $23 billion in work, compared with approximately $13.5 billion in 2017.

All but eight of the 55 projects included on this year’s Top Starts ranking are in Texas, with three projects in Louisiana, five in Oklahoma and none in Arkansas or Mississippi.

“The majority of the megaprojects [in Texas] are coming with industrial and transportation,” notes Meloni McDaniel, president and CEO of TEXO. “I’ve seen quite a few in the $400-million to $500-million range. And I don’t see those stopping.” FULL ARTICLE

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