City Scoop: Billings, Mont.
Montana Contractors’ Association
“While construction employment stats for Montana remain weak, our members report almost across-the-board improvements in backlogs,” Hegreberg says.
“The energy sector has softened in the eastern part of the state, but central and western markets are showing stronger private investment in retail, offices and facility upgrades. The highway market is flat, as Montana has not figured out how to augment federal highway funds, the lifeblood of our highway contractors.”
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2905 N. Montana Ave., Ste. 202, Helena
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