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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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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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Housing Growth Slowdown a Harbinger of What’s to Come
By Connor Lokar on February 10, 2022

US single-family residential markets are in a slowing growth trend. Yes, anyone attempting to purchase a home right now may dispute this, as high prices and extremely tight inventory...

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Shifting Phases, Shifting Strategies
By Connor Lokar on January 11, 2022

Management objectives are tailored strategies that are implemented during specific phases of the business cycle to yield better results. The industrial economy and most players in it are at...

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The Sugar High Fades: Post-Stimulus Consumer Trends
By Connor Lokar on November 11, 2021

A unique combination of pent-up demand, initially depressed price levels, and profound stimulus support (boosting both savings and disposable income) has yielded explosive demand and...

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