The commercial real estate website Citybizlist is reporting that contracts for future commercial construction through August now put construction up 6 percent over 2009 numbers. That’s good economic news for the area – and the struggling commercial market.

Citing data from McGraw-Hill Construction, a big inflow of contracts in August ($236.4 million) for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metropolitan area puts 2010 construction contracts at $1.82 billion for the year.

Boston Commercial Construction Contracts Up – Way Up – in August

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