Data & Training en 2016 Regional Markets At a Glance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here's a quick look at major economic trends and largest construction projects on the local and regional level across the United States.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Planning Guide East North Central East South Central Middle Atlantic Mountain New England Pacific South Atlantic West North Central West South Central Fri, 11 Dec 2015 21:57:00 +0000 28271 at 2016 National Factbook <div class="field-deck"> Conflicting economic signals from the construction and industrial business segments make it tougher to gauge the electrical industry in 2016, but good growth opportunities still exist in some market segments. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The decline in the industrial market segment over the past two quarters seems to have a cast a shadow over any optimism for the overall 2016 electrical market.&nbsp; And that&rsquo;s a shame, because the construction market should more than pull its weight in 2016 with some steady if unspectacular growth forecast for the commercial building segment and big-time growth expected in the single-family construction market.&nbsp; The construction outlook for 2016 definitely has a &ldquo;Tale of Two Cities&rdquo;&nbsp; flavor&nbsp; to it, with a select handful of local markets like Boston, New Yor</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Planning Guide Gold Tue, 01 Dec 2015 19:58:00 +0000 32671 at 2016 East South Central Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Alabama - Kentucky - Mississippi - Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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. CBRE reported that Nashville’s downtown vacancy rate decreased in Q3 2014, but it still sits at a relatively high 19.1%.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East South Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28351 at Kaldari, public domain, Wikimedia Commons 2016 West North Central Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Iowa - Kansas - Minnesota - Missouri - Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While North Dakota’s booming Bakken oil and gas business gets much of the attention, other interesting projects broke ground in the past year. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West North Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28361 at Photo by Tony Webster, CC-by-2.0 2016 West South Central Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Arkansas - Louisiana - Oklahoma - Texas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Texas economy is being fueled not only by the energy boom but a hiring binge by tech firms in the Austin area, and rapid residential growth in the Dallas, Houston and San Antonio markets.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West South Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28371 at 2016 Mountain Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Arizona - Colorado - Idaho - Montana - Nevada - New Mexico - Utah - Wyoming </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Colorado’s Front Range is growing fast and Nevada’s construction industry will enjoy new data centers being built in Reno and Las Vegas, the Tesla plant near Reno, a large casino project and a 230-mile high speed rail link to Los Angeles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mountain Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28381 at Image copyright Thinkstock 2016 Pacific Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Alaska - California - Hawaii - Oregon - Washington </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction cranes pierce the sky all over San Francisco and the growth of tech companies in Silicon Valley and throughout the Bay Area are supporting a healthy construction scene that’s cooled a little bit since last year but is still the envy of many other metros. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pacific Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28391 at Image copyright Thinkstock 2016 New England Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Connecticut - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Rhode Island - Vermont </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New England is enjoying a nice recovery from the economic doldrums, and as usual it’s been led by the Boston metropolitan area, which Moody’s says has “the strongest commercial real estate market in the country since the 2008 recession.” In the past few years,the city has enjoyed a major redevelopment of its waterfront, the opening of thousands of square feet of new office and retail space and billions of dollars in construction spending.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New England Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28311 at 2016 Middle Atlantic Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This region is always dominated by New York City, and in 2014 that will be a good thing. The New York Building Congress said a surge in residential building will boost total construction spending in the city 14% this year to $31.5 billion, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the New York area added 5,000 jobs year-to-year through August. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle Atlantic Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28321 at <p>The development of Hudson Yards will create more than 23,000 construction jobs to build more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops, a collection of restaurants, approximately 5,000 residences and a 175-room luxury hotel, along with acres of public space.</p> 2016 South Atlantic Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Delaware - District of Columbia - Florida - Georgia - Maryland - North Carolina - South Carolina - Virginia - West Virginia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Few regions will offer such a diverse mix of construction projects in the near-term future as the South Atlantic.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South Atlantic Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28331 at