USA: Texas #AE Industry Conference 2017
Texas is the hottest state market for Architectural, Engineering, and Environmental consulting firms. The Lone Star state is an economic powerhouse with the most business-friendly regulatory environment in the US. Unparalleled population growth will create even greater demand for design, engineering and environmental services. And with four of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing cities and some of the greatest design and engineering schools it is THE state to hire and retain those elusive millennials.
But changes are afoot. Leadership in many Texas firms is aging and succession planning is a huge challenge. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) and alternative delivery models are transforming how owners are purchasing AE and environmental services. Technology advances are changing how work gets done. The competitive environment is evolving daily. In 2017, Texas will see more mergers of AE and environmental firms than any other state.