Joint Economic Forecast Meeting

Date: 10/12/17 - 10/12/2017 Time: 4:30 p.m.


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Will Construction Jump or Slump in 2018?

Construction was slow to recover from the recession, especially in Arizona. By 2017, the boom had resumed. But there are continuing concerns about labor availability and new pressures on materials prices, as well as uncertainty about the impact of a range of policy proposals and initiatives. How will these forces play out in the next 15 months? Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist and crystal-ball gazer, will offer his predictions about these questions—and yours.

Kenneth D. Simonson
Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America

Kenneth D. Simonson has been Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America since 2001. He provides insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries through frequent media interviews, presentations and The Data DIGest, his weekly one-page e-newsletter that goes to 47,000 subscribers.

Ken has 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. He currently serves on the Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Data Users Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics, and he is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982.

Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MA in economics from Northwestern University

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