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Engineering Employment Continues to Climb; National Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5 Percent

Industry News / Industry Statistics
October 7, 2019

Engineering Employment Continues to Climb; National Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5 Percent

Employment in the A/E industry rose for the twelfth consecutive month in September, reaching an estimated 1,524,200. The industry continues to set monthly records for highest employment level.

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ACEC News / President's Monthly Update
October 7, 2019

President's Monthly Update--October, 2019

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Latest Engineering Influence Podcast--Chairman's Corner with Mitch Simpler

ACEC News / Fall Conference
October 4, 2019

Latest Engineering Influence Podcast--Chairman's Corner with Mitch Simpler

In the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Chair Mitch Simpler talks about the reasons for attending the upcoming ACEC Fall Conference, including the unveiling of the new ACEC strategic plan, and his recent participation in the annual FIDIC Infrastructure Conference in Mexico City.

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ACEC/Massachusetts Hits 2019 PAC Fundraising Target

ACEC News / Advocacy
October 4, 2019

ACEC/Massachusetts Hits 2019 PAC Fundraising Target

For the 11th consecutive year, ACEC/Massachusetts reached its ACEC/PAC fundraising goal.

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ACEC News / Education
October 3, 2019

Nine Steps to Recession-Proof Your Firm--Online Class, October 8

What you do now, while the market is hot, will determine whether the growth your firm has experienced will sustain when things get bad.

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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

https://www.bv.com/news/s


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

Engineering Career Opportunities

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