From the Charlotte Sun – June 8, 2019
Punta Gorda Metro area (which includes Charlotte County) ranked 14th nationally in construction employment growth, according to a new study by the Associated General Contractors of America.
This ranking comes from a growth of 12 percent, or 500 people. It involves the area’s mining, lodging and construction employment between April 2018 and April 2019.
“We are now seeing the pent up demand for housing and commercial that wasn’t addressed for years,” said Dave Gammon, the interim director for Charlotte County’s Economic Development Office. “The construction industry is one of our county’s largest employment sectors. New housing product popping up while several new retail establishments are under construction is fueling this growth. This is just the start as Sunseeker and Private Equity Group move forward.”