Connecticut’s Home Building Industry Lost Ground Again In 2017

Connecticut’s home-building industry — still struggling to recover from the last recession — lost more ground in 2017, a new report shows, logging a double-digit, year-over-year decline in new construction.

The number of permits issued by towns and cities for single-family houses, condominiums and apartment units fell 17.4 percent in 2017, to 4,547, compared with 5,504 the previous year, according to U.S. Census data released by the state Department of Economic and Community Development.

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