Bump or Slump for Construction - with Ken Simonson of AGC
You are invited to attend a lunch talk on March 9th with Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America.
Construction has boomed in San Francisco and throughout California recently. The new Congress and administration in Washington, along with the passage of several big-ticket ballot initiatives and bond proposals, may bring even more of a boom, particularly to infrastructure and school projects. But there are also threats—especially to businesses that depend on exports, imported materials or immigrant labor. How will these forces balance out for the state and local economy and construction industry? Ken Simonson will bring his predictions, direct from NABE’s Economic Policy Conference and AGC’s national convention.
The event will begin at 11:45am. The first 30 minutes will be reserved for networking/lunch, and Ken will begin his talk at 12:15pm. Admission with lunch included is $15 for current SF NABE members and $25 for non-members. (Current SF NABE members: please check your email for the $10 discount code.) The SF NABE membership will no longer expire on an annual basis but will rather cover eight events. Admission without lunch is $15. Students are invited to join for $5.
The Federal Building is a secure building. Please bring identification and leave any weapons at home.
We hope to see you all there!
San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Business Economics
About Ken Simonson:
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, The Data DIGest, provides 40,000 readers with insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries. Ken has 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues for a variety of business groups, federal agencies and an economic consultant.
Ken is a Fellow and past president of NABE. He serves on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Data Users Advisory Committee. He was president of the National Economists Club, now a NABE chapter, in 2000.
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.