2016 East North Central Region Forecast Thinkstock

2016 East North Central Region Forecast

This region will be one of the strongest in the nation for electrical sales in 2016, trailing only its neighboring West North Central in percentage growth. Mass transit and multi-family construction in Chicago is backed by auto plant retrofits in Michigan and Indiana. Amazon has plans for a billion-dollar data center in Ohio.

A mix of mass transit projects and multi-family construction on the streets of Chicago, a surprising number of auto plant retrofits in Michigan and Indiana and several large power plants in Ohio are a big part of the economic story in this region. There are some trophy jobs underway, too, including the $450 million new home for the N

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