Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
When the recession caused the economy to plummet, intense pressure was put on government budgets, especially at the local and state levels. Consequently, these governments began to reduce their investment in infrastructure projects such as roads and highways, negatively affecting the industry. However, in the five years to 2019, the government's need to repair, replace and expand the nation's deficient infrastructure, coupled with urban sprawl, will generate demand for road and highway projects and subsequently support revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Because populated regions require extensive road infrastructure to accommodate residential and commercial traffic, the number of establishments correlates with population distribution. However, regions with a lot of distance between population centers also encourage establishments as these expanses need to be connected by long stretches of road.
The Southeast and West
The Southeast and West account for about 25.9% and 14.6% of industry establishment, respectively. They are the nation's two most populated regions. In the Southeast both Florida and Georgia have extensive road networks and many other states have above average highway mileage. The West is home to California, the country's most populated state and owner of the second largest public road network... purchase to read more