Doesn't matter where you travel to--because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Construction Projects everywhere were halted for safety reasons all over the United States. Now that things are back in full swing and back to "business as usual", workers will are kicking into high gear on Loop 250, 191, and all over city streets in the Permian. And there will be no busier state than Texas, as we have 4 cities that rank in the top 15 for open projects: San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Houston.


In the Midland-Odessa area, you see a lot of it. Half-finished new homes and apartment complexes that have been sitting deserted, surrounded by fencing--scaffolding still in place, with no windows installed yet... Roads closed in Odessa or lanes reduced from 4 to 2... It means good things for local economies when there will be so many unfinished projects out there that will need additional workers to be completed.

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Rainer Elstermann

The great news is that jobs are returning to the area with the projects that are open. There will are also jobs up for grabs in San Antonio, as they are #7 on the list of the most open construction projects in the US. I can't complain though... Because even though it means waiting in traffic a bit here and there--it means our economy is on the upswing with people getting back to work.

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