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Readers unaffected by shutdown

The survey shows most readers feel no impact from the current federal government shutdown.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, continues to make news — for instance here, and here. But does it have an impact on the hardware and building supply industry? After more than 110 votes, 85% of respondents to an HBSDealer poll answered, “no.”

The official question reads: “Has the federal government shutdown affected your business?”

As of Jan. 10, the tally looks like this:
• Yes: 85%
• No: 15%

The shutdown has had an impact on U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which was scheduled to release new home sales in late December. However, a notice, published on the census.gov reads: “Due to a lapse in federal funding this website is not being updated.” No timetable is available as to when the results might be published.

If your business has been affected, can you tell us how? Let us know at [email protected].

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