Market Forecast: Chicagoland

Ranked as the largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the country by Herm Isenstein, president of DISC Corp., Orange, Conn., the Chicago MSA in 2008 is forecast to have total electrical wholesale sales of $3.6 billion, down 3.4 percent from the previous year. The distributor-served contractor market is expected to decline by 5.5 percent this year, according to DISC Corp.’s latest projection for this market segment. The distributor-served industrial market is expected to be off by 1.8

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