by Freedonia Industry Studies
July 22, 2020
As the US continues to look for ways to deal with the continuing coronavirus pandemic, potential bright spots – at least on the economic side – exist in the construction market. While builders and construction firms have had to deal numerous changes in business practice and daily operations, in most parts of the US the construction industry has escaped the disruptions on the scale of – for instance – the restaurant industry. This, in turn, has positioned construction for growth in the near term from its recent low point in April.
A trio of articles highlighted the optimism of construction industry participants:
It is anticipated that construction activity will continue to rise going forward, especially in the housing market. Spurred by low mortgage rates, many consumers – especially those looking to depart from urban centers with higher rates of COVID-19 infection – are looking to buy homes. And, with a shortage of affordable housing, builders can know that any residences they do put up can be quickly sold – easing industry fears of a buildup of inventory.
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