President Trump talked a lot about health issues (cancer treatment, HIV research, drug prices, etc.) in his recent State of the Union address. Other elected officials throughout the country are also speaking out about healthcare issues. There is no alternative to providing citizens with healthcare services and government leaders are searching for ways to upgrade, […]

Construction spending fell 0.6% in December 2018 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,297.7 billion, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. November’s estimate was revised up from $1,299.9 billion to $1,300.6 billion. October’s estimate was revised back up from $1,289.7 billion to $1,290.6 billion. The December estimate for total construction […]

Growth and change are descriptors common to colleges and universities throughout the country. That’s where the focus is…but managing the two is almost impossible without an abundance of human effort and financial investment. It would be hard to find individuals anywhere who disagree with the importance of higher education, but public funding has not kept […]

After being delayed a month due to the recent government shutdown, the U.S. Census Bureau just released the latest construction spending numbers for November 2018. Construction spending rose 0.8% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,299.9 billion. October’s estimate was revised down from $1,308.8 billion to $1,289.7 billion. September’s estimate for construction […]

Hard to believe…but spending on urban parks is up 30% over last year.  At least that is what the U.S. Department of Commerce reports. This statistic is important because it represents millions of dollars of new contracting opportunities for companies from almost every industry sector. Today’s municipal parks are treasured city assets. Most are structured […]

Billings from architecture firms grew for the 14th consecutive month in November, according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The November ABI score was 54.7, matching the year’s high score from January and up from October’s score of 50.4. The continued growth in billings should mean a […]

Construction spending fell 0.1% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,308.8 billion. September’s estimate for construction spending was revised down from $1,329.5 billion to $1,310.8 billion. August’s estimate has also been revised down from $1,328.8 billion to $1,311.8 billion, per the latest monthly construction spending report from the U.S. Census Bureau.   […]

The United States ranks number one in the world for health care spending as a percentage of GDP.  That sounds great… but, Texas ranks only 11th worldwide when it comes to performance.  That’s because of “access to care.” The country’s health care rankings are likely to get worse as 673 rural hospitals in the U.S. […]

Construction spending increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,329.5 billion in September 2018. This is just 0.05% higher than August’s estimate which has been revised up from $1,318.5 billion to $1,328.8 billion. July’s estimate was also revised up slightly from $1,317.4 billion to $1,317.7 billion, per the latest report from the U.S. Census […]