McDowell Rice Co-Sponsors Ingram’s Construction Industry Outlook Assembly

The annual Construction Industry Outlook Assembly co-sponsored by McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, and hosted by Ingram’s Magazine was held on January 19, 2017.  The Assembly was co-chaired by Tom BuchananGreg Spies from McDowell Rice was also a participant, along with 30 other executives from key companies across Kansas City’s construction and design sectors.  Many companies reported full backlogs of work, record volumes for 2016 and strong prospects for 2017.  Talking points included:  a shortage of labor, particularly in the skilled trades, the prospect of changes to Missouri’s prevailing wage law, and other key trends shaping an industry that touches virtually every aspect of the regional economy.  A complete report on the discussion appeared in the January 2017 edition of Ingram’s Magazine.


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