R.I. building permits last year exceeded 1K for first time since Great Recession

PROVIDENCE – Citing recently released U.S. Census Bureau data, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported May 1 that new housing units authorized for construction in Rhode Island surpassed 1,000 in 2016 for the first time since the Great Recession. According to an annual Census survey, 1,226 building permits were issued in the Ocean State last year, a…
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