The Zweig Group’s Insider’s Guide to the State DOT Market for AEC Firms 2018-2021 has identified Oregon as the “hottest” market for road and bridge work. The publication offers those in the industry data about states with the most opportunities for infrastructure construction, design and engineering firms. Oregon made the top of Zweig’s list with some help from state lawmakers’ 10-year, $5.3 billion transportation bill, which will raise gas taxes and automobile registration fees statewide and create a new car and bicycle sales tax in Portland, as well as tolls. The state is also using more contractors to execute the Keep Oregon Moving program, shifting from about 30% outsourced work to 70%.
Source: Construction Dive