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Coronavirus impacts could have ripple effect on U.S. construction industry

February 19, 2020


The coronavirus outbreak in China could add another layer of unpredictability to the many uncertainties facing commercial building in the U.S. From labor shortages and tariffs to an upcoming presidential election, the industry entered 2020 facing many unknowns, and experts say the fallout from the COVID-19 virus is one more factor poised to affect construction firms.

The outbreak that has sickened nearly 75,000 and killed more than 2,000, mainly in China, could have ramifications even for U.S. builders with no presence in the region.

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