Editor's Log: Labor: Inhibitor To Growth?

By Robert Carpenter, Editor | March 2014, Vol. 69 No. 3

So where does our labor force come from in the future? That’s the question virtually every contractor, association, engineering company and now even owning companies is asking. History shows that Irish immigrants built the New Orleans levee system, Chinese immigrants much of the western U.S. railroads and other immigrant groups contributed mightily to building America. Will Hispanic immigrants build our underground infrastructure? Or will labor solutions materialize elsewhere?