Data & Training http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7383/more en EW's Top 100 in 1970 http://ewweb.com/top-200/ews-top-100-1970 <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy, Chief Editor, Electrical Wholesaling </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Way We Were </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wondering which distributors might have made EW's first ranking of the largest distributors 45 years ago in 1970? You can find out here.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200/ews-top-100-1970" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/top-200/ews-top-100-1970#comments Top 200 Top 100 Top 200 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:42:00 +0000 23921 at http://ewweb.com 2015 National Factbook http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-national-factbook <div class="node-body gallery-body">Few countries on the planet now enjoy such a perfect storm of positive economic indicators. Indeed, one of the few negatives in the 2015 U.S. economic outlook is that key trading partners are wrestling with reduced growth rates (China), or are worried about falling back into recession (Europe). It really is pretty amazing how far the overall U.S. economy has come back since the Great Recession of 2007-2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-national-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-national-factbook#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide 2015 Market Planning Guide electrical economy Thu, 01 Jan 2015 19:44:00 +0000 22861 at http://ewweb.com 2015 Market Planning Guide http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-market-planning-guide <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy, Chief Editor; Kristin LeTourneau, PhD, Penton Associate Director of Market Research; and Doug Chandler, Executive Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Distributors see another year of average business conditions. But if you’re in the right market area, you may enjoy much better growth. The Market Planning Guide will teach you how to get some of that new business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As you develop your market forecast for 2014, factor in another year of steady growth. Pump the growth up a point or two if Congress gets its act together and business owners start investing in their businesses again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-market-planning-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-market-planning-guide#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Resources Gold Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:52:00 +0000 20931 at http://ewweb.com 2015 Pacific Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-pacific-region-forecast <div class="field-deck"> Alaska - California - Hawaii - Oregon - Washington </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2013/11/PacificMap.jpg" style="margin: 3px; width: 115px; height: 134px; float: right;" />There seems to have been an explosion of construction activity on all fronts in the Pacific region.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-pacific-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-pacific-region-forecast#comments Pacific Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21291 at http://ewweb.com <p>The multi-billion dollar expansion of the Port of Long Beach involves both expanded docks and a new intermodal rail hub. / Port of Long Beach</p> 2015 Mountain Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-mountain-region-forecast <div class="field-deck"> Arizona - Colorado - Idaho - Montana - Nevada - New Mexico - Utah - Wyoming </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2013/11/311ewMPGWNCmap.jpg" style="margin: 3px; width: 110px; height: 133px; float: right;" />In a typical year, construction activity this region&rsquo;s three largest cities &ndash; Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix &ndash; usually dominates the economic headlines, but in 2013 the projects are more spread more evenly through the region. Outside of the new State Farm 1.9 million-sq.-ft.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-mountain-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-mountain-region-forecast#comments Mountain Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21281 at http://ewweb.com Some large solar projects in New Mexico and Nevada top the list of green construction projects in this region. / First Solar 2015 West South Central Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-west-south-central-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-west-south-central-region-forecast#comments West South Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21271 at http://ewweb.com 2015 West North Central Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-west-north-central-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-west-north-central-region-forecast#comments West North Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21261 at http://ewweb.com This photo illustrates two of the biggest drivers of this region's economy - oil & gas and agri-business. Top 10 Markets for Electrical Products in 2015 http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/top-10-markets-electrical-products-2015 <div class="field-byline"> By Herm Isenstein, DISC Corp., and Jim Lucy, Electrical Wholesaling </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">DISC Corp.'s Herm Isenstein busts out his own Top 10 list for the Largest Markets for Electrical Products in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/top-10-markets-electrical-products-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/top-10-markets-electrical-products-2015#comments Market Planning Guide Anaheim Atlanta Chicago Dallas DISC Corp. Houston Lake County Los Angeles Milwaukee Minneapolis New York Top 10 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:37:00 +0000 21221 at http://ewweb.com 2015 East South Central Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-east-south-central-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-east-south-central-region-forecast#comments East South Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21181 at http://ewweb.com <p>The renovation of Nashville&#39;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.</p> Jason Davis, Getty Images Entertainment 2015 South Atlantic Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-south-atlantic-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-south-atlantic-region-forecast#comments South Atlantic Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21151 at http://ewweb.com