Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en 2017 National Factbook http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook <div class="node-body gallery-body">It will be important to watch the national electrical contractor employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through the summer it had been tracking well above 880,000 — historically a very healthy level — but it dipped below this threshold sharply in September. It’s hard to determine if this will be anything more than a brief aberration or a regular cycle as construction employment typically slows down as winter approaches.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:51:00 +0000 37841 at http://ewweb.com Top News Stories of 2016 http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016 <div class="field-deck"> A mix of M&As, new web-based technologies and economic trends made headlines in 2016. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EW’s editors had a busy year covering all the news that broke in the electrical wholesaling industry in 2016. Here are our picks for the trends that could shape the business in the years to come.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016#comments Materials Pricing Mergers & Acquisitions News Gold Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 37601 at http://ewweb.com <p>The IoT (Internet of Things) came of age in 2016, with real-world applications popping up throughout the electrical market.</p> jamesteohart/iStock/Thinkstock 2017 Electrical Market Indicators http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-electrical-market-indicators <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here are the key economic indicators you need to watch to gauge the health of the 2017 electrical market.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-electrical-market-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-electrical-market-indicators#comments Economic Indicators 2017 forecast indicators Market Planning Guide national factbook Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:56:00 +0000 37561 at http://ewweb.com U.S. Counties Attracting & Losing the Most Residents http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/us-counties-attracting-losing-most-residents <div class="node-body data_table-body">Population shifts over the past few years clearly illustrated the Patchwork Economy that the United States is wrestling with now. Some local markets are doing great, while others struggle to attract businesses and new residents, according to this data from the U.S. Census Bureau.</div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Disable Right Sidebar Display </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2016/12/promoimge.jpg?1481218826" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/us-counties-attracting-losing-most-residents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/us-counties-attracting-losing-most-residents#comments Economic Indicators Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:39:00 +0000 37551 at http://ewweb.com Place Your Bets http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/place-your-bets <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross offers some fresh insight into what's happening with metals pricing.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/place-your-bets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/place-your-bets#comments Materials Pricing copper Copper Journal wire and cable Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:30:00 +0000 37541 at http://ewweb.com Dodge Momentum Index Inches Up in November http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-inches-november <div class="node-body article-body">​The Dodge Momentum Index moved 0.3% higher in November to 133.2 from its revised October reading of 132.7 (2000=100). The Momentum Index published monthly by Dodge Data & Analytics is a measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-inches-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-inches-november#comments Economic Indicators construction Dodge Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +0000 37531 at http://ewweb.com Dodge Says October Construction Starts Pulled Back 4% http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4 <div class="field-byline"> Dodge Data &amp; Analytics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">​New construction starts in October decreased 4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $678.9 billion, settling back from the elevated amount that was reported in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4#comments Economic Indicators construction Dodge Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:21:00 +0000 37281 at http://ewweb.com Questions People Ask About Copper Prices, the Dollar and their Impact on the U.S. Economy http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, Publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal, has some questions on the dramatic but somewhat puzzling increases in copper prices, the strength of the U.S. dollar, and the continuing rise of the stock market. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross The Copper Journal wire and cable Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:00 +0000 37201 at http://ewweb.com 2017 Market Planning Guide http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The electrical industry is at yet another interesting economic flashpoint. Growth over the past three or four years has been around 3% to 4%, which is at the low end of the historical industry average. And the 3.1% growth rate that distributor readers of Electrical Wholesaling forecast in a recent survey is accurate, we are in for another year of slow growth.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:28:00 +0000 37111 at http://ewweb.com 2017 Electrical Outlook by Region http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Electrical Wholesaling&#39;s annual Market Planning Guide puts a wealth of regional data at your fingertips and gives you the numbers you need to create a custom forecast for electrical product sales in any of the U.S. Census Bureau&#39;s nine geographic regions, down to the metropolitan statistical area.</p> <p>This gallery highlights the factors influencing growth prospects for each of the regions with links to a more in-depth look for each, including the big projects on the boards or underway and market trends that may affect the region&#39;s fortunes over the coming year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:08:00 +0000 37131 at http://ewweb.com