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Fla.’s construction activity rises 39.8 percent year over year

Miami-area activity rose 30.5 percent

July 19, 2013 10:00AM

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Construction at BrickellHouse in Miami (TRD Photo)

Construction in Florida’s metropolitan areas jumped 39.8 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same time a year ago, Berkshire Hathaway’s BusinessWire reported.

In the state’s cities, major public and private projects reported $4.18 billion in activity in the quarter, according to BidClerk, a company that measures construction leads across the U.S.

The Orlando metropolitan area’s construction levels rose 46 percent, the most in Florida.

Miami-area’s total construction increased 30.5 percent from a year ago, and 4.8 percent from the first quarter of 2013. — Emily Schmall

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