Monday, December 24, 2012

The Mayor and the numbers: Builders' luncheon

When will the recession end, and what is the shortest path to the future? At the 2012 year-end meeting of the Builders Association, members heard a range of views from men who are close the the problems and, possibly, the solutions.

Another sold-out crowd in the 16th-floor gala of the Trump International Hotel & Tower

One of the headline speakers was Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago.

Emanuel credited the city's construction community with being a key part of the economic turnaround.

After the Mayor, the builders heard from Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC America. He filled his presentation with figures about the economy's recent past and possibilities for its future.

At the day's conclusion, each B.A. member had to decide for himself how to proceed in 2013. The choices they make will determine much of the future of one of the world's most spectacular skylines.


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