Tennessee planrooms are busy with work for many new project receiving federal grants. When complete this new construction will add thousands of jobs to the state.

This highlights an often overlooked important part the construction industry plays in our economy. Without our services, most everything else would come to a stop. We build the places where others work, if you do not build there will not be much of anywhere for people to come to work.

The construction industry builds where others work. This is one of the reasons this industry is a leading indicator for the rest of the economy.

Now with work beginning to pick up and major efforts underway we can hope for a much better 2011 with many more trips to our local planrooms.