Market Forecasts http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7390/more en Riding the Rebound: Herm Isenstein's 2014 electrical industry outlook http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/riding-rebound-herm-isensteins-2014-electrical-industry-outlook <div class="field-deck"> While the industry will see some solid growth in 2014, it’s still suffering from the effects of the Great Recession. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Great Recession blew a hole in the floor of the electrical wholesale industry. Why are we still talking about that when it was more than four years ago? Because we are still paying a heavy price and the effects are still with us today. In the past four years since the financial crisis, the overall economic environment has not provided the business sector with the confidence to take calculated investment risks and that in large measure explains the slow pace of recovery.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/riding-rebound-herm-isensteins-2014-electrical-industry-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/riding-rebound-herm-isensteins-2014-electrical-industry-outlook#comments Market Forecasts Gold Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:06:00 +0000 12671 at http://ewweb.com 2014 Regional Factbook Gallery http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-regional-factbook-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">Browse around the country, region by region, to get a look at market drivers and forecasts from Electrical Wholesaling's 2014 Regional Factbook</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-regional-factbook-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-regional-factbook-gallery#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:39:00 +0000 12651 at http://ewweb.com 2014 Market Planning Guide http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-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"> 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="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/2014-market-planning-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-market-planning-guide#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Resources Gold Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:52:00 +0000 12131 at http://ewweb.com <p>Electrical equipment sales are expected to increase in every region of the United States in 2014. The nation as a whole should see sales increase around 4.9%.</p> 2014 South Atlantic Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-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/2014-south-atlantic-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-south-atlantic-region-forecast#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 12241 at http://ewweb.com <p>High-rise condo towers in Miami highlight and plans for a 230-mile high speed rail that would connect Orlando to the southern part of the state are two of the biggest construction projects underway and on the drawing boards for the Sunshine State.</p> By John Spade / Wikimedia Commons 2014 East North Central Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-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/2014-east-north-central-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-east-north-central-region-forecast#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 12221 at http://ewweb.com <p>Chicago dwarfs other cities in the East North Central Region like Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit and Milwaukee in terms of electrical sales potential, but the construction market has been relatively quiet lately. Some parts of Ohio are enjoying a booming business in shale gas-related construction.</p> 2014 Middle Atlantic Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-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/2014-middle-atlantic-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-middle-atlantic-region-forecast#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 12541 at http://ewweb.com <p>Office construction around the World Trade Center site, including the recently completed Freedom Tower shown here, has been one of the largest construction projects in the country over the past few years.</p> 2014 Pacific Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-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/2014-pacific-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-pacific-region-forecast#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 12501 at http://ewweb.com 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 2014 Mountain Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-mountain-region-forecast <div class="field-deck"> Arizona - Colorado - Idaho - Montana - New Mexico - 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/2014-mountain-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-mountain-region-forecast#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 12471 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 2014 East South Central Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-east-south-central-region-forecast <div class="field-deck"> Alabama - Kentucky - Mississippi - Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At 7.9%, unemployment in the East South Central region is higher than the national average, with Kentucky (8.4%), Mississippi (8.5%); and Tennessee (8.5%) lagging the most. There’s at least one indicator that construction may be picking up, though.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-east-south-central-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-east-south-central-region-forecast#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 12441 at http://ewweb.com Nashville is the region's largest city and usually boasts a healthy housing market, but so far this year residential construction is below the national rate. / Wikimedia Commons 2014 West South Central Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-west-south-central-region-forecast <div class="field-deck"> Arkansas - Louisiana - Oklahoma - Texas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas dominates the economic headlines in this region, but because of the huge growth and projects on the drawing boards for Louisiana's petrochemical and heavy industrial industries, the Bayou State takes top honors in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-west-south-central-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-west-south-central-region-forecast#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 12411 at http://ewweb.com With Mississippi River river traffic and Gulf of Mexico oil business booming, New Orleans is coming back. / Wikimedia Commons