- Rapid employment expansion in the oil and gas fields of the Uintah Basin seems to be spurring new home demands from workers. Uintah County showed the most rapid expansion in new home permits.
- Among heavily-populated counties, Davis County shows the most home-permitting improvement.
- Washington County’s permits are up 21 percent from last year—its best performance since the recent housing bubble collapsed.
- On the nonresidential side, new projects in the eastern half of the state are driving large gains in permit values. Morgan, Sanpete, Garfield, and Box Elder counties also showed strong residential permitting gains.
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