Steady in-migration and employment growth will keep most sectors of the construction industry in the Mountain states healthy in 2017.

Colorado and Utah should see close to a 6% increase in construction starts this year, led by continued improvement in the residential and non-residential sectors, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

Idaho won’t be far behind, but the more energy-dependent states of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas may struggle as the mining and oil-and-gas sectors continue to decline.

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