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Construction contracts multiply

The value of permits for future construction in Spokane County more than doubled in March, but was flat for the first three months of the year, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, an industry publication.

Activity in Kootenai County increased in March and during the quarter.

Although non-residential construction for the quarter fell 48 percent to $19.1 million in Spokane, that decline was more than offset by an 81 percent jump in residential construction, to $39.8 million.

The 2010 total was $58.9 million, compared with $58.7 million for the first quarter of 2009.

In March, non-residential construction rose 59 percent to $12.2 million. Residential permits almost tripled, to $22.4 million.

Total construction permits for the month were worth $34.6 million. 

In Kootenai County, permit value climbed 61 percent in March, to $20 million. Non-residential permits increased 89 percent to $4 million, residential permits 55 percent to $16.1 milion.

Permits for the first quarter grew 59 percent to $42.5 million, with non-residential work more than tripling to $13.3 million, and residential 29 percent to $29.2 million.   

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