Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
While the Great Recession has taken a heavy toll on almost every US construction industry, robust federal stimulus investment in infrastructure development has supported the Road and Highway Services industry through this turbulent time. Looking forward, the federal commitment to highway and infrastructure funding and the overall health of the US economy will determine industry performance. Specifically, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act will work to improve bridges, fix roads and reduce congestion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry's geographic distribution correlates with the distribution of US population, the location of major cities with urban arterial roads and the spread of road networks across the land with regard to lane miles.
The Southeast region represents about 25.4% of national population and the region maintains a comparable share of industry establishments (26.7%). The Southeast comprises a disproportionately high (32.3%) share of industry employment, which indicates lower labor rates in the region... purchase to read more