The renovation of Nashville39s legendary Ryman Auditorium is not the highestdollarvalue project in the region but its reopening reflects the optimism that comes with being a Top 25 market for residential construction Jason Davis, Getty Images Entertainment

The renovation of Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium is not the highest-dollar-value project in the region, but its reopening reflects the optimism that comes with being a Top 25 market for residential construction.

2015 East South Central Region Forecast

Nashville solidified its position as a Top 25 housing market with over 8,000 total housing permits pulled through August and the 31,000 new residents it attracted from August 2012-2013. A $1.3 billion steel mill project in Osceola, Ark., ready to break ground will eventually employ more than 2,000 construction workers. The University of Tennessee has started a $1 billion modernization program that will include a new resident hall, student union and parking garage.  

East_South_Central_Electrical_Wholesaling_Forecast Arkansas Business magazine reported that a $1.3 billion steel mill project in Osceola, Ark., was ready to break ground last month and will eventually employ more than 2,000 construction workers. There was also a radio report from WFPL-FM that the University of Louisville

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