Will rising construction costs derail a potential building boom?

COMPETING FOR LABOR: Employees of Lincoln-based Century Drywall work at the new University Orthopedics site in East Providence. President and CEO Joel Trojan said four-fifths of his approximately 500 site-based employees are working in the Boston area, where wages and benefits exceed Providence averages. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
COMPETING FOR LABOR: Employees of Lincoln-based Century Drywall work at the new University Orthopedics site in East Providence. President and CEO Joel Trojan said four-fifths of his approximately 500 site-based employees are working in the Boston area, where wages and benefits exceed Providence averages. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
Take a drive around Rhode Island’s cities and populated areas, and count the construction sites. The building landscape of the Ocean State is changing every…

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