Contegra Construction, City’s Economic Development Highlighted at Annual Breakfast

By on February 8, 2019

From The Edwardsville Intelligencer:  Edwardsville had a record-breaking $248 million in new construction last year, and is poised to continue with a number of new projects this year, according to Mayor Hal Patton.

Eric Gowan, President, Contegra Construction

Patton talked about the city’s economic development at its annual Business Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday morning at Lewis and Clark Community College’s N.O. Nelson Campus.

Patton noted that the city issued 1,246 construction permits in 2018.

“Some communities would have been happy with a dozen permits,” he said.

He cited numerous projects, ranging from several warehouses under construction for World Wide Technology to a number of residential and mixed-use development projects.

Patton also discussed road and other infrastructure projects, and upcoming developments including the 5-story Gori Julian building and plans for a mixed-use development on the county-owned Plum Street Property.

Also speaking were Timothy S. Sullivan, an instructor in SIUE’s Department of Economics and Finance; and Charles S. Gascon, regional economist and senior coordinator in the research division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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