Southern Surge

Southern Surge

Electrical contracting companies pursue new opportunities in a growing construction market.

The mild climate and new job opportunities are attracting Americans to Southern cities like a magnet, driving increased activity in the electrical construction market.

“During the recession, it kept Americans in place because they couldn’t sell their houses at an acceptable price, and they couldn’t find any better job prospects elsewhere,” says Ken Simonson, chief economist for Associated General Contractors. “Over the last couple of years, the migration has picked up speed, a

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