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U.S. & Colorado Construction Outlook: Recession or Resurgence?

November 16, 2022
Wednesday 12:00 PM
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As mortgage rates shoot higher, Colorado's once-hot housing market is cooling rapidly. How will the housing slump, persistently high inflation, supply-chain bottlenecks and a slowing U.S. economy drag down the rest of construction? What impact will surging demand for power, manufacturing plants, and infrastructure mean for the sector? Ken Simonson, chief economist for the leading construction association, will sort out the influences and offer his fearless forecasts.

This event will be our first in-person lunch presentation since COVID. We encourage members to try to attend in person if you can. It will be held at the CAVEA Center on MSU's campus. If you plan to attend in person please plan to arrive a little early (10-15min) to have time to chat with others and grab a sandwich (included in your in-person fee). Note that the room for this event has considerable tech equipment. Accordingly, guests are asked to be extremely careful not to spill liquids or food on the floor as it may damage the equipment.

Event Location:
CAVEA Theater (Room 420) and Breakout Room 422
Jordan Student Success Building
890 Auraria Pkwy
MSU Denver

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For those planning to attend virtually, a link will be sent to you prior to the event starting.

Kenneth D. Simonson
Chief Economist
Associated General Contractors of America

Since 2001, Ken Simonson has been the Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading national association for construction contractors, suppliers and service providers. His weekly one-page email, Data DIGest, provides 20,000 readers with insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries. Ken has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating, and communicating about economic and tax issues for a variety of business groups, federal agencies and an economic consulting firm. Ken is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics and is a past president of the National Economists Club, now a NABE chapter. He is the co-director of the Tax Economist Forum, a meeting group he co-founded in 1982. Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, an MA from Northwestern University, and he has taken advanced graduate courses at the Université de Paris, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.