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Connor Lokar

As a millennial, Connor brings a new perspective to the world of economics, delivering ITR’s industry-leading accuracy to current C-suite executives while forging connections with the next generation of business leaders.
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Taking Advantage of Trends Within the US Aerospace Industry
By Connor Lokar on May 22, 2024

The latest activity data from the Federal Reserve shows that while overall manufacturing output in the US is down 0.4% year over year, the aerospace industry is growing robustly. Average US...

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Defense Spending Analysis and Outlook
By Connor Lokar on April 17, 2024

Slowing global growth, elevated interest rates, lingering inflationary pressure, and global conflict are combining in 2024 to yield what we expect will be a slower-growth environment for...

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Service Sector Resilience: Upcoming Risks and Opportunities
By Connor Lokar on March 7, 2024

As we wade into 2024, the service sector has remained strong, buoying overall US GDP. Economic sectors that are more sensitive to interest rates, such as manufacturing and housing, have...

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Regional Performance Differences in US Nonresidential Construction
By Connor Lokar on February 5, 2024

US Total Nonresidential Construction spending accelerated through the end of 2023. Spending for the year totaled a record $1.103 trillion, a 19.8% increase over the 2022 total. However,...

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Labor Market Trends – 2024 Opportunities and Challenges
By Connor Lokar on January 19, 2024

In the post-COVID years, employers have faced an exceptionally challenging labor market landscape, characterized by an abject lack of talent and, where they have been able to secure...

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How to Make the Right Business Decisions During the Russia and Ukraine War
By Connor Lokar on March 11, 2022

Another black swan is upon us, this time in the form of the evolving Russian invasion of Ukraine. An event such as this always brings an immense amount of noise for business owners and...

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