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Region’s growth outpacing its local building capacity

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County sees projects delayed, costs rise

By Mark Manicone

Economic growth across the Charlotte region is outpacing the local construction industry’s capacity to keep up, leaving some Lancaster County projects struggling with delays and cost increases.
“Look at the Indian Land satellite center. It was a relatively small project, under $100,000. It was supposed to open February, but it opened in June,” said Steve Willis, Lancaster County administrator. “We had a hard time finding contractors. Anything under $1 million, you have to beg people to bid.”


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