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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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Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Exacerbates Rising Fuel Cost Trend
By Connor Lokar on May 19, 2021

Global and US supply chains cannot catch a break in 2021. Following in the footsteps of February's southern-US deep freeze, the Suez Canal Blockage, and ongoing US West Coast port...

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Construction Market Trends: Mid-2021 Update
By Connor Lokar on May 6, 2021

Residential construction markets are red hot, but nonresidential segments are still grappling with aftershocks related to COVID-19 and hits to commercial facility utilization.

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The Coming Headline Hysteria
By Connor Lokar on April 15, 2021

In our recent joint webinar, ITR President Alan Beaulieu and I commented on how "slaying headlines" is one of our favorite sources for blog topics. Typically, we react to a headline that...

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Economic Recovery: Perception and Reality
By Connor Lokar on March 18, 2021

A lot of folks think perception is reality, and to a certain extent I agree. Perception can often become your reality, even if it is not in alignment with what is happening on the ground....

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And the Rest of North America? Canada and Mexico Also Poised for 2021 Rebound
By Connor Lokar on February 18, 2021

What’s Happening The US will not be the only North American economy to rebound in 2021; expect improving conditions in Canada and Mexico as well. Comparatively speaking, both the Canadian...

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Residential Construction: A Year in Review and a Look Forward
By Connor Lokar on January 28, 2021

After starting 2020 at a strong pace, residential construction was thrown into decline and uncertainty in the spring as COVID-19-related shutdowns gripped the industry and the rest of the...

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