New construction, energy expansion.
Construction is making a comeback Houston, so much so the Greater Houston Partnership's latest economic forecast predicts the 10-county region will create roughly 76,000 jobs in 2013.
"That's a little bit down from last year's forecast, but we're in a more mature part of the business cycle right now, it's still above trend," the GHP's Patrick Jankowski tells KTRH News. "A typical year we might produce 50 or 60, but next year we'll still probably produce 76."
Jankowski says it's a good time to be in construction with new housing, office buildings and energy expansions on the horizon.
"If you're a welder, pipe fitter or metal worker, you're really going to be doing well," he says. "There have been 12 chemical plants that have been announced going up in the region, we're looking at over the next 10 years $10 billion being spent."
By this time next year, the GHP says region should reach a milestone with more than 2.8 million jobs.
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