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State-Level GDP Data Offers Insight into Concerns Over Industrial Market Slowdown

Check out EM's tips on how to use the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis' regional GDP data to get a picture of local economic growth trends.

You hear about U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) all of the time in the general business press, because folks use it as a quick-and-easy reference point for the overall health of the national economy. In most cases GDP covers a bit too much ground to have a direct correlation to the electrical economy, because the two customer segment that dominate the electrical wholesaling industry — construction (4% of GDP) and manufacturing (11% of GDP) — only account for a combined total of 15% of

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