HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Construction in Hobbs trailed off last year following a record breaking 2007.
The number dipped from 86 million dollars two years ago to 60 million in 2008.
Despite the drop off, it's still better than figures from earlier this decade.
And local builders expect the figures to hold steady in 2009.
Last year, some 1,300 homes were built, and 514 commercial projects were finished in Hobbs.