The Commercial Construction Market is in Real Need of Some Good News this April 15th

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The Southeast, particularly Georgia and Florida, have been hard hit. Building permits for the 25 county metro Atlanta area are down 50% from 2008 to 2009. The trend is slowly starting to turn in 2010. Right now, we are down about 46% from our rolling five year average.*

The US construction industry has never been more challenging. Traditional word-of-mouth communication about new projects is no longer effective for many subcontractors and suppliers. was created to fill the need for a system that could provide accurate, actionable and timely information about new projects and their bidding process. will change the way construction professionals use lead data by customizing the research to their individual needs and by allowing interaction with the research team. was developed specifically for general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to find valuable information about new private-sector commercial construction projects. These jobs have become scarce and increasingly difficult to discover. has the largest research team focused solely on this segment of the market in order to uncover promising leads very early in the construction cycle. has published more than 300 private-sector projects in Georgia and Florida in their first 30 days alone!

The website was created to be very efficient for a construction professional to use. Projects of interest can be stored in a personalized private workspace area for further tracking and management.

Unlike many current providers, the research team delves into the projects that members have interest in. Members can request ongoing updates about projects to keep them current on developments throughout the pre-bid and bidding process. In addition, members can ask questions of and receive answers from the research team concerning projects of interest – whether the project has been published or not. As such, the research is completely customized and geared toward landing new work for the member.

The initial roll-out of covers the states of Georgia and Florida in order to address the immediate need in those areas. Additional states in the Southeast will come online in 2010.

About was created for the growing information needs of general contractors, architects/engineers, subcontractors and suppliers specializing in private sector commercial construction. enjoys a strategic partnership with DEC International one of the leading construction, real estate and business data specialists in the Southeast. The founders leveraged their years of experience combined with research and online database expertise to create a more efficient, user-friendly approach to finding and reporting commercial construction leads.

*”Leading Edge” from DEC-International, March 4, 2010.

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