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FMI Nonresidential Construction Index Reaches Record High

Raleigh, NC – FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, has released its 2014 First Quarter Nonresidential Construction Index report. The NRCI, equaling 64.9, shows a 7.5 point increase since the 2013 fourth quarter report, as well as a 6.8 point increase from Q1 2013. This is the highest NRCI score to date.

The increase in score comes from an optimistic view of a rising economy, as nearly half of the participants expect construction to grow up to 5% in 2014. With the increase in growth, executives are eagerly searching for talented individuals to assist and manage industry projects. Panelists with a more moderate view of the growth potential cite some additional challenges in 2014:

1. Hiring talented people
2. Finding profitable work
3. Uncertainty in the direction of the government, especially regarding decisions directly affecting the economy

To download a copy of the full report, click here.

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