Construction industry adds adds 11,000 jobs in July

The construction industry added 11,000 jobs between June and July but nonresidential construction employment remains far below pre-pandemic levels, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of recently released government data. Association officials said nonresidential construction has been affected by declining demand for projects, particularly for public infrastructure work, and urged […]

Middle Tennessee could see debut of new theme park

Plans to build an immersive theme park named Storyville Gardens in Middle Tennessee have been revealed. Hotels, entertainment facilities and dining spaces are also planned for the project. Work could start in mid-2022 to allow for an opening in 2025. WTVF-TV

2 projects to help revive storm-hit Lake Charles, Louisiana

A $143 million BioLab chemical facility and a $20 million children’s museum and science center are planned in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as the city recovers from last year’s busy storm season. The BioLab project rebuilds a plant that burned down last year and is expected to create 170 construction jobs. The Advocate

Philadelphia airport to boost cargo capacity

Philadelphia International Airport is planning a 136-acre expansion of its air cargo facility. The plan also includes 5 million square feet of taxiway and apron paving. PhillyVoice

Buffalo Bills might get replacement home

Owners of the Buffalo Bills reportedly plan to build a stadium for the franchise in Orchard Park, New York, possibly at the site of the existing stadium. The project is estimated to cost more than $2 billion. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle