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COVID-19 certainly had an impact on our economy and our society, impacting some industries more than others. The world as we know it changed in many ways, including how we now go about our day-to-day routines and how we prioritize in this new environment. The construction industry experienced its fair share of impacts. 2021 has rejuvenated a housing market boom; the construction industry added 110,000 jobs in March, recovering over 80% of the jobs lost during the pandemic. There is a newfound optimism for the sector emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic is on the horizon but not without its own struggles, from material shortages to labor shortages, and the unpredictability of COVID-19 variants can leave construction executives in limbo.
US Construction Zone (USCZ) is a digital networking platform that is designed for business management, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, executives, leaders in the industry, and all those who aim to improve the field of construction. By offering a platform where pertinent information is carefully curated and available, expert knowledge and innovative ideas are shared, and networking with those in specific and broad areas of the construction industry offers value, USCZ aims to greatly enhance the construction industry. USCZ is ideal for opening doors for larger industry growth, collective humanitarian efforts, and utilizing technology in a way that moves the industry into the future where organizations are more closely connected by common works, in spite of distance.
“The goal with USCZ always has been to create the vehicle where powerful networking can occur, but the secret ingredient is to find the correct user. We have been very deliberate in our messaging and mindful of who we are after because we want our users to have a positive, productive, and inspiring experience – from self-employed to those working at large corporations. We seek executives, management, and decision-makers in the construction industry who have something to say, share, or give back to the industry. We are finding that many times, the greatest minds in the construction industry also have the biggest and most generous hearts. I can’t wait to meet more of these professionals and once they are connected together, witness what they can fix and construct in our industry!” stated Jeremy Owens, USCZ Founder.
USCZ was created with concrete values in place pouring a new foundation to move the industry forward with alignment: Connection – that promotes valuable business partnerships with peers in the construction industry and beyond. Collaboration – that encourages innovative thinking, diverse perspectives, and an impact that extends beyond personal gain, but rather into communities and the industry as a whole. Construction – of a business that is built upon honesty, integrity, professionalism, and humanitarianism, aiming to collectively improve the industry and leave a lasting legacy.
US Construction is currently accepting members for its early access list with a launch of the platform in September 2021. For more information please visit https://usconstructionzone.com/
Matthew Loughran, EMBA
Matthew is an accomplished senior executive and social impact entrepreneur in the emerging technology field. He holds a B.S. in Biology and Marketing from Loyola University Maryland, an Executive M.B.A. from Washington State University. Matthew writes about innovation, marketing, and human capital management; and is a tech radio host (Future Tech—WCKG Chicago and iHeart Radio syndicated). Matthew is a TED Educator and contributing author to Business 2 Community, Small Business Trendsetters, Marketing Insiders, Business.com, and Thrive Global.