Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Healthy outlook for 2010

There's certainly a lot of information in ZweigWhite's recently released 2010 AEC Industry Outlook, so don't worry if you haven't gotten to the section in chapter 2 about the health care market yet. For those who are still digesting the 214-page report, I found this line penned by book editor Elaine Howley particularly interesting: "The rising cost of health care benefits that makes AEC firm leaders crazy when looking at their expenses is a main driver of growth in the sector and a potential source of funding to drive more work."

With so much change expected to come in 2010 through health care reform, you can expect this delicate relationship to become even more prominent in the year to come, and beyond. What is your firm doing to benefit from the changes to our health care system? Are you in the mix now for projects, or will you be left on the sidelines again, like you were when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law 10 months ago?

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