Struggling cities, take note: A county-conducted survey shows Pueblo’s commercial-construction industry is “clearly being driven by the burgeoning cannabis industry.”

The survey found that about 40 percent of all commercial-building permits in the city and county were related to marijuana last year, and expenditures on marijuana-related projects county wide were nearly $15 million.

“Most everyone I come into contact with in commercial real estate is getting business from the cannabis industry, from realtors to engineers to contractors,” County Surveyor Randy Reeves said in a statement.