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Smart Growth is Good for the Construction Industry

Smart growth policies are good for construction jobs, according to a study published by Good Jobs First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center promoting best practices in economic development. The report, “The Jobs are Back in Town: Urban Smart Growth and Construction Employment,” counters the assumption that “smart growth equals no growth,” and documents how

smart growth creates more jobs than sprawl does for workers who build residential and commercial structures as well as transportation infrastructure. The full report can be downloaded from

Published June 1, 2004

(2004, June 1). Smart Growth is Good for the Construction Industry. Retrieved from

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