Business Financial Systems XYZ Construction Inc. performs horizontal construction work including roads, airfields, and bridges. The company?s headquarters is in Denver, Colorado, and has 16 field offices located in 11 states. The workforce includes heavy and light equipment operators, civil engineers, and project managers along with an administrative staff in the headquarters facility with support staff in each of the 16 field offices. The company has 2,300 year-round employees and will surge to an average of 4,500 employees during peak construction periods. Currently, XYZ Construction Inc. is a privately owned company that began as a family business in the 1950s. The present owners have decided that it is time to transform the business from one of private ownership to public ownership and plans for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 12 months. To help facilitate the transition over the next 12 months, the company owners have hired you, a private consultant, to help them compile and analyze key business information needed for the IPO event. Your job is to help the business owners better understand the marketing, management, business ethics, global dimensions, accounting, financial, economic, legal, information management, research, leadership, and business integration aspects of the company. The owners of XYZ Construction Inc. are concerned about the economic and legal factors that could affect the organization, particularly as the company transitions in a few months from private to public ownership with their IPO. They would like you to develop a document for them that describes and analyzes essential economic and legal factors for their horizontal construction company. Evaluate legal concepts that affect the firm in an economic environment. Analyze the macro- and micro-economic factors that could influence a new business venture.