#5 BUILD AMERICA: The Anatomy of the St. Louis Region’s Construction Workforce w/ Tim Sullivan, PhD

Published On: October 14, 2023

Guests: Timothy S. Sullivan

In this episode of BUILD St. Louis, Kerry Smith interviews Timothy S. Sullivan, in the Department of Economics and Finance and the Director of the Office of Regional Economic Analysis in the School of Business at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. They discuss the shortage of workers in the construction industry, particularly among young men. Tim shares statistics on labor force participation rates and discusses the impact of inflation on wages and the need for programs to expose young people to construction occupations.

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