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2016 East South Central Region Forecast

Nov. 30, 2015
Office towers and cranes are changing the skyline in Nashville, the fastest growing metro area in this region. $2 billion in construction is underway at the University of Kentucky's main campus in Lexington. $6.5 billion uranium processing facility Tennessee and a new tire plant highlight new projects.
Some nice construction projects are underway in a region that doesn’t attract all that much attention.  Bridgestone America recently broke ground on a $200 million office tower in Nashville, the fastest-growing metro in the region. According to a National Public Radio report, the Nashville Business Journal recently launched a website called “Crane Watch” that shows the status of more than 100 major projects around Nashville’s Davidson County. Nearly a quarter of them are valued at $100 million or more. Kentucky has a $180 million expansion of the of Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville on the drawing boards and $2 billion worth of ongoing construction on the University of Kentucky’s main campus in Lexington. Other projects in this region include a $6.5 billion uranium processing facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn., expected to start next year; a $384 million tire plant in Tennessee; and a $200 million mixed-use project in Memphis, Tenn.


Tennessee leads the growth curve, growing faster than the overall national economy.


You can use the employment data below to calculate sales potential for key customer groups by region, state and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) by using this data and Electrical Wholesaling's 2016 Sales Multipliers. Read through our introduction to the Electrical Wholesaling 2016 Market Planning Guide for some guidance on using these figures.