Contractors are generally optimistic about the amount of work available to bid on in California and nationwide. But there will be plenty of challenges, including labor shortages, rising wages and materials costs, uncertain supplies and deliveries. In this WPCCA Economic Webinar, Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC of America, discussed what to expect and what can be done to prepare for price shocks and disruptions.
About Ken Simonson
Ken Simonson has been chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading trade association for the construction industry, since 2001. He has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. Among his outside activities, he advises the Census Bureau on overhauling its construction data. 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.