January 25,  2023 | 11:45AM - 12:45PM

Location: Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill
1140 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

ABA Members: $40-

Non-Members: $80-


Fast-rising interest rates and high inflation are leading to forecasts of a recession in the U.S. Will these forces drag down commercial building? Are institutional segments less vulnerable? What are the implications for materials costs, supply chains, and labor availability? Ken Simonson, AGC of America's ubiquitous chief economist, will discuss the latest data and provide his fearless forecast.

Presenter: Kenneth D. Simonson Chief Economist, 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 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.