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The region’s industrial sector is cyclical, and some businesses report annual sales during the fourth quarter. Reported sales consistently spike in the fourth quarter and trend up only slightly during the rest of the year. Never-the-less, the economic contribution of the industrial sectors has trended up over the past decade. Growth prior to the hurricane (late Q3 2008) exceeded predictions.Following Ike, the actual industrial impact lagged behind predicted sales by more than previous shortfalls.


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Graphs for the Industrial sector are shown below. To view other sector graphs, click on the sector name below