Market Planning Guide http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7386/more en 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 2015 Middle Atlantic Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-middle-atlantic-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-middle-atlantic-region-forecast#comments Middle Atlantic Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21141 at http://ewweb.com <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> 2015 East North Central Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-east-north-central-region-forecast <div class="field-deck"> Illinois - Indiana - Michigan - Ohio - Wisconsin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Energy projects will offers sales opportunities for the electrical market in this region, with the oil/gas renaissance, utility construction and a planned new power plant in Indiana among the largest projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-east-north-central-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-east-north-central-region-forecast#comments East North Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21121 at http://ewweb.com Rendering: Olympia Development of Michigan