I spent this past weekend opening our swimming pool, cutting grass and trimming shrubs. It was nice to be outside working in the yard. I could hear the buzz of lawn mowers throughout my neighborhood. I had to make a quick trip into town to pick up supplies. The store was pack with people buying fertilizer, plants and other outdoor supplies. It looked like a bunch of worker bees, each on their own individual mission.
I was delayed on my way to the store due to road construction. I noticed land being cleared and the activity of grading equipment during the trip. On the way home I saw the concrete trucks of two different ready mix suppliers on the road. It has been a long time since I have noticed this much construction activity on a Saturday. I am not an economist, but I feel good about our economy.
At our luncheon on April 25, 2014 our speakers will be Ethan Manley and David Linder, both with McGraw-Hill Construction. They will be discussing the macroeconomic environment and the construction outlook of the United States in general and Georgia in detail. I have my hunch, but I will defer to the experts on the status and future of our economy.
Georgia Chapter ACI, President