Join the Piedmont District as we welcome Ken Simonson, Chief Economist with AGC of America. The construction industry in Virginia appears headed for major changes in 2023 as demand for homebuilding plummets, investors in income-producing properties pull back, but manufacturing, data centers, and other segments ramp up. Meanwhile, labor, materials, and supply-chain challenges abound. Ken Simonson will provide details on each of these trends, along with his fearless forecast.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration and breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Presentation
Kenneth D. Simonson
Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Ken Simonson has been chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America since 2001. He provides insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries through frequent media interviews, presentations and the Data DIGest, his weekly one-page e-newsletter that goes to more than 20,000 subscribers.
Ken has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. 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