Kevin Allen | Apr. 27, 2014 | South Bend Tribune
SOUTH BEND -- It's easy to see the University of Notre Dame has a big effect on the local construction industry.
But just how much of an impact has the university's building boom had in recent years?
Consider this: The value of new construction and renovations totaled $974 million from 2009 through 2013 in St. Joseph County, according to the county building department. Work on Notre Dame's campus accounted for more than half of that total, as the university spent an average of $100 million per year on construction during the past five years.
The university is preparing to pick up the pace with more than $700 million worth of building projects scheduled for the next five years.