Throughout the Greater Daytona Region, construction continues on exciting new projects—and it seems like new plans are greenlit every day.
In addition to serving the needs of residents and visitors, as well as new and growing businesses, this building boom has had an extremely positive impact on area jobs.
What does this increase say about economic development in the Greater Daytona Region? Just read on to learn more.
Excelling on a national scale
According to a report of the CareerSource Flagler Volusia Region released on March 22nd, the statewide mining, logging, and construction industry increased by 20,200 jobs (3.8 percent) from February 2018 to February 2019, making it one of Florida’s most rapidly growing industries. But in the Greater Daytona Region, it is the top industry in terms of growth—with an 11.3 percent increase and 1,500 more jobs. 14,800 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach residents are employed in this industry, making this one of the country’s best metro areas for construction work growth.
This industry growth caught the attention of the Associated General Contractors of America, who ranked Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach at no. 19 out of 358 metro areas for its 12-month gain in mining, logging, and construction jobs.
Where do construction jobs come from?
When it comes to construction work, the rapid increase in jobs is easy to understand—just take a look around the Greater Daytona Region, or read through the latest business news from Team Volusia. From new retail opportunities to infrastructure improvements and projects that continue to be greenlit by the day, each development offers new employment opportunities for the entire region.
Toward a continuing trend…
Rapid growth in 2018 allowed for the Greater Daytona Region to achieve national acclaim—and as 2019 progresses, we expect to keep up the momentum and see the beginnings (and completion) of even more projects. Just take a look at Volusia’s State of the County video to get a sense of where the region is headed. And of course, to stay up-to-date with area construction, jobs and other exciting developments as they happen, be sure to check in with Team Volusia! We are your go-to source for all things economic development in the Greater Daytona Region.