Historically, this region has some of the nation’s fastest-growing housing markets in Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix, but this year none of these cities logged building permit at a pace much over the national average of +24% for single-family...
New England is growing nicely, led by commercial construction in the Boston market.
Construction employment growth at 16% is second only to Los Angeles.
Overall, the region's electrical sales should grow 6.5% in 2014.
A big tire plant in Mississippi is the largest project in the region.
Unemployment is higher than the national average.
Mississippi added 6,300 new construction jobs through the first eight months of 2013.
Once we get past the air of uncertainty over the outcome of the presidential election and the nightmares over what could happen if we don’t avoid the “fiscal cliff,” 2013 should shape up to be a decent year for the electrical industry.