Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in January http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-moves-higher-january <div class="node-body article-body">Looks like the construction market got off to a good start in January. The Dodge Momentum Index rose 3.9% in January to 142.6 (2000=100) from its revised December reading of 137.3. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-moves-higher-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-moves-higher-january#comments Economic Indicators Dodge Data Analytics Dodge Momentum Index Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:36:00 +0000 38431 at http://ewweb.com 2016 Non-Residential Construction Rises in Top U.S. Metropolitan Areas http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2016-non-residential-construction-rises-top-us-metropolitan-areas <div class="node-body data_table-body">Most of the leading U.S. metropolitan areas for commercial and multi-family construction starts showed substantial gains in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. </div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="http://ewweb.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/text-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/data-tables/2016&#039;s Biggest Construction Projects in the Five Largest Metros.csv" type="text/csv; length=2286">2016&#039;s Biggest Construction Projects in the Five Largest Metros.csv</a></div> </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="dodge_construction" src="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2017/02/hudson-yards-streetview900.jpg?1487012107" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2016-non-residential-construction-rises-top-us-metropolitan-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2016-non-residential-construction-rises-top-us-metropolitan-areas#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:41:00 +0000 38331 at http://ewweb.com www.hudsonyards.org How High Is Up? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/how-high <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Copper soared through the $2.70 level on Friday, to close at a near two-year high, as global supplies of the red metal are threatened. &nbsp;A strike at Escondida in Chile, the world&rsquo;s largest mine, has curtailed production there, and Freeport is unable to export its copper from Indonesia.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/how-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/how-high#comments Materials Pricing copper metals pricing Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:17:00 +0000 38301 at http://ewweb.com County Population Change 2010-2015 http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/county-population-change-2010-2015 <div class="node-body data_table-body">Population growth is a good economic indicator you can use to measure the future economic growth prospects of a local economy. Here's a great online tool you can use to get find out which markets are adding the most new residents.</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="Electrical_Wholesaling_Economic_Indicators" src="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2017/01/pop-map.jpg?1485803605" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/county-population-change-2010-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/county-population-change-2010-2015#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:14:00 +0000 38201 at http://ewweb.com 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 Gold 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