6 Tips to Recession-Proof Your Construction Company

KENDALL JONES | July 19, 2019

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The construction industry really took it on the chin during the Great Recession. The number of construction firms fell by nearly 150,000 between 2007 and 2013 and over 2.3 million jobs were lost due to layoffs, early retirement, and workers leaving for greener pastures. With a majority of economists predicting another recession hitting sometime in 2020, it’s understandable that construction business owners aren’t looking forward to another economic downturn.

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