Greensboro building permits top $1 billion


North Carolina Construction News staff writer

The City of Greensboro says building permits topped $1 billion last year – a historic mark.

Greensboro’s planning department’s annual report on key economic measures is now available online. Called the “Growth and Development Trends Report,” the document reveals recent trends.

“We saw a dramatic increase in development in Greensboro in 2021. This trend continued in 2022 and actually outpaced the year before,” says city planning director Sue Schwartz. “In 2023 things slowed down a little bit, but we are still growing.”
Key findings include:

  • The value of construction as measured by -issued building permits hit a historic mark of more than $1 billion, a 37 percent increase from 2022.
  • The number of jobs in Greensboro and the average annual pay of jobs has increased by 2.3 percent and 4 percent respectively. The data is from 2022, the most recent available.
  • The record-breaking numbers of development reviews in 2020 and annexations in 2022 have returned to the trendline/normal/average numbers.

The trends report is available here: Population and Statistics Web page.


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