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2016 Pacific Region Forecast

Construction activity is again booming on all fronts in the Pacific region. Vast array of projects includes billions of dollars in mass-transit. The San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA has pulled 5,242 building permits YTD, a 75% increase over the same period last year. Overall growth in electrical equipment sales is forecast at 5.8%.

Construction cranes pierce the sky all over San Francisco and the growth of tech companies in Silicon Valley and throughout the Bay Area are supporting a healthy construction scene that’s cooled a little bit since last year but is still the envy of many other metros. Apple’s new headquarters is one of the biggest projects underway, but Googl

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