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Construction activity has been accelerating throughout 2018 in Arizona. Can the industry maintain the pace in 2019? Or will it be slowed by rising materials costs and interest rates, ever-tightening labor markets, and escalating trade or immigration tensions? Ken Simonson, AGC of America’s chief economist, will provide his fearless forecasts for the nation and the state.
Kenneth D. Simonson
The Associated General Contractors of America
Ken Simonson has been chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading trade association for the construction industry, 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 43,000 subscribers.
Ken has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. He currently serves on the Census Bureau’s Scientific 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.
Lunch Included !