via by Paul Gores and James B. Nelson

“Obviously, we’re in the go-go days of construction right now, as I like to refer to it,” said Mike Fabishak, chief executive of Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Inc.

It’s a building surge that should keep many construction workers busy for years to come.

About 109,000 Wisconsin residents were working in the construction industry at the end of 2016, up from 90,000 in 2010, according to the state Department of Workforce Development. In July, more than 112,000 people were involved in construction work.

Over the past few years, thousands of those jobs have been concentrated in downtown Milwaukee.

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