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.
In the recovery from the 2002 downturn, investment in business equipment increased nearly 15% between 2002 and 2005. But in the 2009 downturn, investment in business equipment increased 19% cumulatively over the 2009-2012 period...