SMU Community Chat with Ken Simonson of AGC of America

Guests: Ken Simonson

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economis Ken Simonson was the featured speaker on SMU’s Community Chat webinar on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

What we talked about

Simonson discussed the outlook for various construction project types and geographic markets. He reviewed the latest data on construction employment nationally and by state.

Simonson also talked about hiring and wage trends, materials cost and availability issues, and changes in construction spending by category.

Recall that AGC is the leading association for the construction industry, with more than 27,000 member firms across a range of markets. Simonson has been chief economist at AGC since 2001.

We also took several questions from those who tuned in live ranging from infrastructure spending and data centers to wage premiums and labor deficits.

Editor’s note: If you missed any of our recent Community Chats, you can catch a replay of them here.