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Washington’s Construction Industry Continues as an Essential Industry

By March 20, 2020 April 23rd, 2020 No Comments

Washington’s Construction Industry Continues as an Essential Industry

Excerpt: COVID-19 has dramatically affected almost every aspect of our lives, but Clark County construction is going strong. Learn what the future holds in our new post.

As the United States and the rest of the world continue to make unprecedented adjustments in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, one Washington industry appears to be relatively unexpected. The Columbian reports that construction and engineering companies in Clark County have not seen a significant cancellation of projects for both commercial and residential construction, despite countless other businesses temporarily or permanently shuttering in response to the outbreak.

A Developing Situation

Although Washington state has not yet issued the sort of lockdown that our neighbors in California and Oregon have, numerous industries have had to limit their operation, particularly in the dining and entertainment sectors. And while the construction industry has not faced restrictions so far, the situation is developing daily as the Governor’s Office continues to update new rules. Whether the construction industry would be exempt from a general lockdown remains to be seen; however, even in the absence of legal restrictions, industry workers expect that the slowdown in the global economy will impact construction firms in the months to come.

Helping Washington Businesses Navigate Changing Laws During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As businesses strive to keep up with the latest laws and regulations, it can be hard to know what to do. John L. Davis helps Vancouver and Clark County businesses understand their options and make the best decisions for the future. If you’re trying to decide your next steps in this challenging situation, call (360) 597-4740 today to schedule an initial consultation for your business.