Specialty Trade Contractors to the Rescue

They Rebuild Communities and Add a Lot of Jobs in the Process
Last year, the U.S. contended with a trio of hurricanes that wrought havoc upon parts of Texas, Florida, and other American communities. The most devastating of these storms, Hurricane Harvey, made landfall in late-August 2017 in San Jose Island, TX. It then relentlessly worked its way up towards Houston, a metropolitan area of approximately 6.5 million people and the fifth largest in the United States. An estimated 300,000 structures and 500,000 vehicles were damaged or destroyed in Texas alone. Many locations in the Houston metropolitan area observed at least 30 inches of precipitation, with a maximum of 61 inches recorded in Nederland.

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Anirban Basu

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, MD. He is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most recognizable economists in part because of his consulting work on behalf of such clients as prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, and law firms.

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