The Municipality of Brockton has released its 2018 Building Permit Stats and the numbers appear to be on a slight downward trend..
In total Brockton issued 137 building permits with a construction value of 16.5 million dollars.
This represents a 1 million dollar drop from 2017 and a 1.5 million dollar decrease from 2016.
While this is disappointing, Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody is optimistic that 2019 will prove to be a year of growth for Brockton.
He says the municipality has three new subdivisions on the go which will mean a number of new residential housing for Brockton.
For the most part 2018 construction values remained relatively on par with 2017 numbers except in the area of agriculture.
In 2018, agricultural construction value came in at just under 4.4 million dollars which is 1.3 million dollars down from the previous year and 2.5 million dollars less than 2016.
Peabody partially blames this on American politics saying the uncertainty with President Donald Trump has had an impact on expansion in the agricultural sector.
It's Peabody's hope that 2019 will include more stability to the local agricultural sector.