Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry will begin to recover slowly from the recession, as the construction sector improves. Small players have been particularly hard-hit by the economic downturn because they rely heavily on the residential construction market, which has been decimated since the recession. As downstream demand from construction markets improves over the next five years, surveying and mapping services will benefit. Further, multiyear federal funding and state-based maintenance programs will support the value of highway and bridge construction, which is continuing to expand... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of industry activity generally reflects the distribution of the US population, construction activity and topographical attributes. Urban development plays a role in how establishments are dispersed, and it will continue to be the main factor in the spread of industry operators during the five years to 2017.
Industry activity is most highly concentrated in the Southeast region, accounting for 34.6% of industry establishments, 32.3% of revenue and 38.8% of employment. This proportion significantly exceeds the region's 25.4% share of the national population. There is a notably high concentration of activity in the states with large and expanding resident populations and large land area, such as Florida and Georgia... purchase to read more