NBMDA Mid-Year Economic Update: Gauging the Risks Going Forward

New from NBMDA! The U.S. and global economies are going through turbulent times, with inflation, interest rates, consumer activity, labor shortages, market gyrations, COVID-19 Echo, war and contradictory headlines that make it difficult to discern what the future will look like. It may seem impossible to effectively plan for a prosperous future given all the noise and misdirection. That is where ITR Economics comes in. NBMDA and NAFCD will co-host exclusive, economically-infused, virtual sessions twice a year, from the ITR Economics Studio. These live forums will feature Senior Forecaster Connor Lokar who made his first debut in front of the NBMDA audience at the 2022 Convention in Chicago. After receiving high praise for his presentation, Connor has been invited to return to the NBMDA Annual Convention this fall. Stay tuned for more information regarding his session soon.

Gauging the Risks Going Forward 2023 - 2024

During the hour-long session, Connor helps guide the decision-making process and dish out tips for developing an effective strategic plan. Check out the presentation report and recording below to gain a better understanding of:

  • Inflation trends
  • Recession duration
  • Debt ceiling implications
  • Federal reserve decisions on interest rates
  • Residential construction trends
  • Commercial construction dynamics

About the Presenter

Few economists present their insights with the authority, accuracy, and humor that Connor Lokar brings to the stage. From the intimate executive retreat to the standing room-only keynote, he delivers practical economic intelligence with charm and candor.

Connor has been giving economic keynotes, workshops, and webinars across North America since he joined ITR Economics in 2014. With his quick wit and knack for storytelling, he successfully educates his audiences while simultaneously captivating them. Thousands of business leaders have enjoyed his dynamic approach; Connor emphasizes the applicability of economic intelligence and calls his audience to action.

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When not on stage, Connor contributes his economic expertise in the role of trusted advisor, consulting directly with management teams of firms large and small. ITR’s clients meet with Connor at critical planning junctures to ensure that their strategic plans, goals, and internal initiatives are in alignment with their tailored forecasts. As ITR Economics’ senior forecaster, Connor has a particularly keen understanding of how forecasts are derived. The resulting insights enable clients to make the most of their economic outlooks.

Connor specializes in construction and industrial markets but consults and presents to businesses across all industries, helping them grow revenue and remain profitable through an everchanging business cycle.