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Construction sector optimism hinges on rollout of infrastructure act funds

Industry sources expect renewed commitment from the federal and state governments on infrastructure, sparking optimism for the industry overall in 2022. But that optimism hinges on what Washington, D.C., can deliver. Although the industry is hopeful for significant aid from the federal government, a boost in infrastructure work is not guaranteed for every construction firm. And through December, the infrastructure category is the only one that is down year-over-year, dropping 1.6 months since 2021.