Inflation and Supply Chain Issues: What have we seen? How are we coping? Where are we going?

  • March 15, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Central Standard Time

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               Inflation and Supply Chain Issues: What have we seen? How are we coping? Where are we going?

   Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

10:30 am -12:00 pm


Join us for a conversation around how the construction industry is dealing with inflation and supply chain issues.  Also, learn where economists think we are going.

 The program will be a panel discussion with a focus on:

  • The economic impact over the last few years.
  • How has the labor market affected the industry and how is it affecting inflation?
  • How has inflation and supply chain affected inventory?
  • Where are things expected to go from here?

 The program will include a 30-minute networking opportunity prior to the one-hour panel discussion. 



Dustin Gallagher has been with the LS Black team for more than 10 years and held a variety of roles along the way.  He grew up in the construction industry and received a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of Minnesota.  His diverse portfolio of projects has given him the ability to learn all aspects of the construction industry and helped LS Black build the right infrastructure to deliver an exceptional experience for its clients.  He enjoys working with disciplined teams who can hold each other accountable for the greater good of the company. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 kids, and anything related to hunting or fishing. 





Audie Miller is a Preconstruction Services Group Manager for Kraus-Anderson Construction.  A 21-year construction industry veteran, with experience in all aspects of construction; including  project management, estimating and related preconstruction services. Throughout his career, Audie has delivered projects across a wide variety or product types/market sectors, including K-12 Education, Higher Education, Civic/Municipal Government, Healthcare, Multifamily Housing, Hospitality and Commercial projects. Since 2018 he has been directly responsible for the management and oversite of Kraus-Anderson’s estimating department.






Dr. Tyler Schipper is an associate professor of economics at the University of St. Thomas. He is a macroeconomist that specializes in growth and development. His primary research focuses are the role of real-time data in macroeconomic forecasting and the macroeconomic implications of informality in developing countries. He has published his research in academic journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, Review of Development Economics, and Economics Bulletin. Dr. Schipper commonly appears in the news to comment on growth, the Federal Reserve, and inflation, including regular appearances on KARE 11’s Breaking the News and Minnesota Live. His commentary for WalletHub has been syndicated and appears widely in publications including Newsweek. 








Please register by Monday, March 13, 2023.

Date & Time

Wed, Mar 15, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


The Twin Cities Chapter of the CFMA is a vibrant chapter with more than 200 members and serves the construction community throughout the state of Minnesota. We have monthly meetings, social events, an annual golf tournament and jobsite tours. Our events are open to members and non-members alike. If you are interested in finding out more about us, please come to one of our events as a guest to check us out! There are currently no local chapter dues, so become a member today and reap both the benefits from national membership as well as those from local membership.