Jim Lucy

Jim Lucy

Editor-in-Chief, Electrical Wholesaling & Electrical Marketing

Over the past 40-plus years, hundreds of Jim’s articles have been published in Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Marketing newsletter and Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine on topics such as electric vehicles, solar and wind development, energy-efficient lighting and local market economics. In addition to his published work, Jim regularly gives presentations on these topics to C-suite executives, industry groups and investment analysts.

He launched a new subscription-based data product for Electrical Marketing that offers electrical sales potential estimates and related market data for more than 300 metropolitan areas. In 1999, he published his first book, “The Electrical Marketer’s Survival Guide” for electrical industry executives looking for an overview of key market trends.

While managing Electrical Wholesaling’s editorial operations, Jim and the publication’s staff won several Jesse H. Neal awards for editorial excellence, the highest honor in the business press, and numerous national and regional awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. He has a master’s degree in communications and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Glassboro State College, Glassboro, N.J. (now Rowan University) and studied electrical design at New York University and graphic design at the School for Visual Arts.

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2024 Construction Forecast

Dec. 13, 2023
While no one seems to be expecting gangbusters growth in 2024, next year the electrical construction market should provide a steady flow of solid business opportunities.
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Tracking the Hottest Housing Markets

April 14, 2023
Even though single-family construction will likely have an off year in 2023, you will still see a surprising amount of construction in some hot markets.
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10 Big-Money Construction Projects for 2023

Feb. 10, 2023
Even in what could be a down year for the construction market, there’s still a surprising number of billion-dollar projects underway or on the drawing boards.