The Associated General Contractors of America’s and Navigant’s recent industry-wide survey "Finds More Construction Firms Plan to Hire than Lay Off in 2011." Read the AGC article with more links to state-specific data for the industry-wide Survey. Included are numbers for Illinois and Ohio. Survey results in both Illinois and Ohio indicate that the construction market should begin to grow again in 2012. Hopefully, that prediction comes true a year early.