A report released on Feb. 4 by Dodge Data & Analytics ranks the New York City metropolitan area as both the largest and fastest-growing metro area in the nation for construction, with $35 billion in new starts during 2015, a 66% increase over 2014. In second place was the Miami metro area, with $6 billion in starts, but that figure was down 8% from a year ago. Other metro areas showing robust growth include Kansas City, up 56%, and Orlando, Fla., with a 50% annual increase.