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 gasrelated construction

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.

2014 East North Central Region Forecast

Oil and gas development in the region is driving growth in construction for pipelines, processing facilities and power plants. Chicago office construction is still pretty soft. Overall, the region's electrical sales should grow 4.7% in 2014.

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. The region’s Utica shale deposits are attracting much of the attention. According to a report by the Benesch law firm in Columbus

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