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Industry News

By: Mary Scott Nabers
September 12th, 2019

Student enrollment in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. continues to grow. Data tells us that no matter what the economy does, young men and women realize the importance of getting a degree. Statistics from the Institute of Education Services point to the fact that even during the Great Recession from 2007-2009, student enrollments maintained a level constant as young men and women entered or re-entered institutions of higher education.

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Economic News | alex carrick

By: Alex Carrick
September 10th, 2019

Revision to July Cuts U.S. Jobs Count by -20,000 The latest Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics records an increase in the total number of U.S. jobs amounting to +130,000 in August. But that’s versus a newly revised July figure that is down by -20,000 compared with what was reported a month ago.

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Economic News | alex carrick

By: Alex Carrick
September 10th, 2019

Top Tier of U.S. City Labor Markets In Table 1, the 51 most populous cities in the U.S. are ranked according year-over-year jobs growth (fastest to slowest) and unemployment rates (lowest to highest).

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Construction Bidding

By: Kendall Jones
September 9th, 2019

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of September 2 - 6, 2019. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads.

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Industry News

By: Mary Scott Nabers
September 6th, 2019

Some seasoned government contracting firms have spent decades studying ‘best practices’ associated with winning new business. They know exactly what it takes, and because of that, they incur less risk when pursuing projects. These firms also win lots of government business.

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Economic News | alex carrick

By: Alex Carrick
September 3rd, 2019

Aided by Exports, Canada’s GDP Growth Soared in Q2 After managing only weak ‘real’ (i.e., after adjustment for inflation) gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the final quarter of last year and the first quarter of this year, Canada’s economy shifted into a higher gear during the latest three months.