In preparation for the Market Planning Guide each year, Electrical Wholesaling’s editors unearth and analyze thousands of data points measuring local market growth. Our own custom sales forecasts. Three-month moving averages for employment from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Housing starts from the U.S. Department of Commerce. CMD and Dodge Data and Analytics information on construction projects. The U.S. Census of Wholesale Trade. And the ever-popular Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data
Times & Trends: Learning from Growth
If you look behind the numbers in this year’s Market Planning Guide that highlight the nation’s fastest-growing metros, you can learn quite a bit about what makes this industry tick.