Contegra Construction Awarded
‘Business of the Year’
Contegra Construction President Eric Gowin speaks at city’s economic development highlighted at annual breakfast
Contegra Construction – EDWARDSVILLE — Edwardsville had a record-breaking $248 million in new construction last year, and is poised to continue with a number of new projects this year, according to Mayor Hal Patton.
Patton talked about the city’s economic development at its annual Business Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday morning at Lewis and Clark Community College’s N.O. Nelson Campus.
About 250 people attended. In addition to discussion about projects in the city, the “Business of the Year” award was given to Contegra Construction and two economists talked about the coming year.
Patton noted that the city issued 1,246 construction permits in 2018.
“Some communities would have been happy with a dozen permits,” he said.