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Signals and Signposts

The current and future economy, trends in design and construction, political influence – sometimes we have something to say about topics which may be signs of things to come.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have diverse impacts on contractors' after-tax income and on demand for construction. In general, contractors taxed as C corporations will...
The second Friday in December, as the snow from the storm the night before still lingered, Patrick Jankowski, vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership,...
There were 210,000 job openings in construction, not seasonally adjusted, at the end of November (up from 178,000 in November 2016), BLS reported on Wednesday in its latest Job...
Nonfarm payroll employment in December increased by 148,000, seasonally adjusted, from November and by 2,055,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) in all of 2017, the Bureau of Labor...
It may be hard to believe, but Apple’s iPhone was launched ten years ago, in 2007. Rarely has one product generated so much innovation in mini-computers, texting, social media,...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 40 states year-over-year (y/y) from November 2016 to November 2017, declined in 10 states and held steady in the District of...
ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicts stability for the construction industry’s economy and expanding nonresidential construction spending in 2018. While construction project...
While the worst still appears to be behind us, resulting in possibly the mildest recession Houston has ever experienced, the bathtub-shaped recovery that Patrick Jankowski, vice...
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in November, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.1% from October and 3.1% y/y from November 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (...