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2016 West South Central Region Forecast

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Billions of dollars in construction is underway including new petrochemical plants, refineries and facilities for oil supply companies in Louisiana and Texas. Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are among the busiest residential construction markets in the country, and Austin is seeing a hiring binge among technology companies.

Even though Texas has been bleeding jobs in its oil and gas industry over the past year, the state is still one of the nation’s leaders when measured by population growth and building permits. Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, the four largest markets in the state — together attracted an astounding 1.4 million new residents from 2010 to 2014, and while the homebuilding industry has slowed down by some measures in Texas, builders in Dallas and Houston have pulled more single-family building permits than any other MSAs in the nation and together with Austin (ranked #7) pulled 53,813 permits so far this year.  It’s not all about Texas homebuilding in this market. Although the oil market is still near the bottom of its current cycle, several mega-billion LNG and chemical processing plants along the Gulf Coast make this region one of the biggest industrial markets in the nation. Other projects of note include renovation of the  Houston and Dallas airports, a Facebook data center in Texas and several wind farms in Texas and Oklahoma.



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 2015 Sales Multipliers. To get these multipliers and to learn how to use them, click here to get to Electrical Wholesaling 2015 Market Planning Guide. Just scroll down and search for "multipliers."


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