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The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, MSA has by many measures been the fastest-growing metro in the United States.

10 Local Markets to Watch in 2024

Oct. 11, 2023
These 10 local markets have powered through 2023’s turbulent business conditions and look like good bets for solid growth in 2024.
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The Road Ahead

Nov. 18, 2020
DISC's Christian Sokoll says it will take several years for the market to return to pre-pandemic sales, but several niche markets will provide new opportunities along the way....
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The New Normal

Nov. 9, 2017
Electrical distributors, manufacturers and independent reps will need to learn how to maintain profitability in what will be a low-growth environment over the next few years. ...
A surge in construction of pricey condo towers is changing the Big Apple’s skyline.

Times & Trends: The New America

Aug. 3, 2017
All business is local, but some mega-trends fuel much of the new construction now underway.
With a blend of new tech companies and a booming residential market, Austin, TX, is one of the fastest-growing metros.

It’s Market Planning Time

Aug. 3, 2017
This article will help you get a jump on your 2018 market planning.


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Electric Vehicle eBook

April 27, 2023
From batteries to charging stations to the actual vehicles, we take stock of our switch to electric mobility as it picks up ever more speed.
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2017 Electrical Outlook by Region

Nov. 10, 2016
Providing distribution professionals with news, information, analysis and education on technology, market processes, techniques and operations.
Source: DISC Corp.
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Managing Your Resources in Uneven Markets

Nov. 8, 2016
The electrical distributor’s marketplace has seen a sluggish year, particularly in industrial sectors, but the view ahead does reveal some opportunities.
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Dodge Momentum Index Shows Construction Increase in October

Nov. 7, 2016
The Dodge Momentum Index grew 4.1% in October to 133.6 from its revised September reading of 128.3 (2000=100). October’s gain nearly reversed the loss in September, and returns...
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DISC Pegs 2017 Growth at 4.7%

Nov. 7, 2016
DISC Corp.’s new monthly flash update points toward a soft electrical market for the rest of 2016, but Herm Isenstein, DISC’s president, sees solid growth for 2017.