Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Landscape Design industry is poised to make a comeback after a series of declines hit businesses hard. The residential housing market continues to be a key factor in growth and its steady recovery will help boost industry profit and revenue. Increased demand and renewed downstream markets will pave the way for recovery by giving operators more leverage to raise prices and expand profit margins... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The principal barrier to entry for new industry participants is state registration and licensing requirements. Prospective entrants must qualify through a university-based undergraduate or post-graduate course (typically four-to-five years). They must also work in the industry through internships and residencies for an average of four years before being eligible to take the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. Because registration and licensing requirements vary among states, consultants who seek to practice in states for which they are not licensed may encounter difficulties.
New entrants, despite having internship experience, may also encounter difficulties establishing footholds in the market because they lack a proven capacity or portfolio of prior work... purchase to read more