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Downloadable PDF. This report describes the many-sided economic impacts of the manufacturing, distribution, and use of construction equipment and machinery. The first section considers recent economic developments within the sector, which showed a relatively quicker recovery from recession compared to the rest of the economy. The second section describes the U.S. economic "footprint" of the industry including its economic supply, income, and employment. Sections three and four look into industry employment in more detail to provide an occupational and regional perspective. Finally, we briefly describe the recent dips in U.S. infrastructure investment and how they may be undermining economic growth. Published August 2014. 41 pages.