Times & Trends: The Haves & the Have Nots

Times & Trends: The Haves & the Have Nots

Some major megatrends seem to be driving an awful lot of the business to a relatively small number of local markets.

As you dig into the data EW’s editors have compiled for the 2017 Market Planning Guide on page 16 and at www.ewweb.com, you will probably be struck by the wide variances in the economic fortunes of individual regions, states and local market areas.

While our national forecast for the electrical wholesaling industry is 3.1% growth in 2017, the economic conditions in the 300-plus Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) seem like they vary more than ever. Although individual MSAs h

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