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The Construction Industry Has Its Eye on Congress

Though the cranes swinging in Midtown and Buckhead are evidence of a rebound for construction companies in private markets, the U.S. (and state) governments are arguably the construction industry's most important customers. Though it's a pretty no-nonsense trade publication, the Engineering News-Record provides some fascinating glimpses into the business of building things, like this piece analyzing the Congressional docket and handicapping federal budgets and spending on government building projects. As the debate on the role of government grows ever louder amid the din of Presidential campaigns in full swing, it's worth noting just how much money it spends in the private sector. [Engineering News-Record]