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Points to Ponder: Construction Industry News

February 27th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Build Out recommends these two articles this week:

You can hardly escape a newscast talking about the coronavirus, well the folks at Contractor offer some germane suggestions about blunting the virus’ impact on your business here, 5 Ways Field Service Pros Can Prevent Coronavirus from Hitting Their Bottom-Line.

Then there’s this story from The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-based political newspaper, that discusses the intersection of workforce growth and immigration policies: Mulvaney Says US ‘Desperate’ for Legal Immigrants to Boost Economy: Report.

Among acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s comments, made to a private audience in England, was: “We are desperate —desperate —for more people. We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we’ve had in our nation over the last four years. We need more immigrants."

How or even if his comments translate into policy is yet to be seen, but we do know this simple truth about a successful U.S. economy: it requires people. You need people to make or construct the products and you need people to consume the products.

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