Utah construction jobs growing but behind national curve

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    For a state that is basically conservative, our people, especially the young families got caught up in the housing market buying huge homes at huge costs. We had a large number of bankruptcies in this fall and even before the fall. These families are still paying for that. More people have moved in from other states due to our strong economy and they not necessarily brought the same value system. Hopefully, our construction will not involve taking young families out of their progress to financial freedom. Bankruptcies don't help our economy and lifestyle. That is something that happens in California. We have a nature in Utah to keep values that have existed for many years. We are influenced by the media, marketing and influences that say we need more and more. Just go to some of the stores, even in this recession and see people spending for more and more. We have helped overseas markets by buying more and more that is not from our own market. Construction, banks, loan companies, title companies, etc. need to move ahead with caution and not like a rocket launching off the pad in Florida to the moon for a colony.

  • jim l West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 6:09 a.m.

    Just think what it would be without the illegal workforce taking construction jobs.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 5:13 a.m.

    So what does this mean? Are we in need of more federal funding to keep government workers employed?

    So how much more in taxes or the new tax called fees are the people of Utah going to pay now?

    Utah is so slow and in denial that it is blinded and muddled by the truth of what the new role of government is going to be, and its not as leaders.

    The growth of UDOT, education, TRAX, and illegal aliens occupation becasue of federal funding should have this state scared stiff. What is Utah going to do without federal funds and no industry that is not federally funded?

    The prospect of Utah becoming a ghost town state does not register with our leaders. A visionary can plan and prepare for hard times and loss of funds, but Utah can only breed greed.