Associated General Contractors of America

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.

Construction Springs Ahead—No April Fools’ Day Jok

Washington, D.C., April 1--The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) commented on the value of construction put in place, which soared to a 13th consecutive record of $1.047 trillion at a ...
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OSHA Drops Proposal Harmful to Small Contractors

Washington, D.C., May 13--The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has withdrawn a proposal that would have cost ...
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Senate Bill Would Limit Contractors' Risk of

Washington, D.C., September 23, 2005 -— The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) applauded the “Gulf Coast Recovery Act” introduced today by Senator John Thune (R–South Dakota). It wi...
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AIA, AGC, and CURT Join to Transform Design and Co

Washington, DC, July 20, 2006--In an effort to address and solve problems caused by industry fragmentation, lack of clear communications across professions, and old business models, The American Insti...
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Construction Materials Cost Rising

Palm Springs, CA, March 22, 2006--"Construction materials costs are outpacing overall consumer and producer prices by a wide margin," said Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Cont...
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AGC Says Stimulus Will Save or Create 2M Jobs

Washington, DC, Feb. 19, 2009--Trade association Associated General Contractors of America says the $135 billion in construction and infrastructure included in President Obama’s $787 billion sti...
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Craft Workers in Short Supply in Construction Trades

Arlington, VA, August 30, 2018-Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/craft-workers-in-short-supply-in-constructi...

AGC Calls US Cement Shortage Dire

Washington, D.C., June 6--The Associated General Contractors of America called on Commerce Secretary Gutierrez to intervene in the increasingly dire supply for cement in the U.S. before major economic...
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H.J. Martin Takes Home Two BUILD Wisconsin Awards

Green Bay, WI, September 14, 2017-The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin has awarded H.J. Martin and Son two 2017 BUILD Wisconsin awards, each in the Specialty Contractor-Finishes categ...
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Stimulus Saving, Not Creating Construction Jobs

Washington, DC, July 31, 2009--The federal government's $787 billion stimulus plan is having little effect on job creation within the general-construction industry but appears to be saving jobs, accor...
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AGC: Construction Jobs at Risk Without Stimulus

Washington, DC, Jan. 9, 2009--The U.S. construction sector could lose 30 percent of its jobs this year unless Congress quickly approves a stimulus package after President-elect Barack Obama's inaugura...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/agc-construction-jobs-at-risk-without-stimu...

Construction Spending Increases, Craft Workers Still In Short Supply

Arlington, VA, September 5, 2018-Construction spending increased 0.1% from June to July and 5.2% for seven months of 2018 combined, with year-to-date growth for most major public and private categorie...
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Construction Employment Growing in Metro Areas

  New York, NY, Dec. 29, 2010 -- Construction employment nationwide either increased or remained steady in a growing number of metropolitan areas between November 2009 and November 2010, accordi...
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Midwest Builders Show Most Succesful Yet

Addison, IL, April 14--The 2005 Midwest Builders Show & Conference, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on March 16-17, 2005, is being called the most successful in the ...
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Katrina Will Bring Varied Impacts on Construction

Washington, D.C., Sept. 2--Ken Simonson, chief economist of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) said the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina will have varied impacts on constructi...
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Construction Employment Reached Decade-High in September

Arlington, VA, October 8, 2018-Construction employment increased by 23,000 jobs in September and by 315,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a ten-year high, while the industry's unemployment rate de...
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Construction Jobs Set Record in April

Washington, D.C., May 10, 2006-- "Construction employment set a record for the 15th straight month in April," Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the ...
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Contractors Pessimistic About Construction in 2010

Atlanta, GA, Jan. 22, 2010--A new survey by the Associated General Contractors group paints a pessimistic outlook for construction.Almost nine in 10 contractors see no recovery for the construction in...
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August Construction Employment Dips from July, Up YOY

Arlington, VA, September 6, 2016—Construction employment totaled 6,640,000 in August, a dip of 6,000 from July but an increase of 199,000 or 3.1% from a year ago, according to The Associated Gen...
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Construction Spend Down in April on Public Spending Drop of 3.7%

Arlington, VA, June 2, 2017-Construction spending in April totaled $1.219 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, down 1.4% from the March total, which was revised sharply higher from the gover...
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Commercial Construction Tumbles in June

Arlington, VA, July 23, 2009--Commercial construction fell 71 percent during June compared with the previous month, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.The drop more than offset...
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Thirty-Four States & DC Added Construction Jobs YOY in August

Arlington, VA, September 18, 2017-Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between August 2016 and August 2017, while 30 states added construction jobs between July and ...
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Nov. Construction Spending Hit Highest Rate Since April 2006

Arlington, VA, January 4, 2017—Construction spending hit a ten-year high in November with monthly and year-over-year gains in both public and private categories, according to an analysis by the ...
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Fed Likely To Focus on Commercial Real Estate

Washington, DC, Aug. 10, 2009--The collapse in commercial real estate is becoming one of the biggest drags on a budding economic recovery.Property values have fallen 35 percent since October 2007, acc...
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Construction Employment Increased in 32 States in 2016

Arlington, VA, January 25, 2017—Thirty-two states added construction jobs in 2016 as a dearth of experienced workers kept contractors in many states from hiring as many employees as they would h...
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Distribution Evolution - October 2007

By FRANK O'NEILL Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. That’s a lesson I thought I learned a long time ago, but in the last issue I reported that Home Depot got lucky be...
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Construction Costs Rose 6.2% in Past Year

Arlington, VA, September 13, 2018-Prices for goods and services used in construction costs climbed 6.2% over the past year, intensifying a cost squeeze on contractors grappling with widespread labor s...
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Construction Sector's Unemployment Rate Falls to Nine-Year Low

Arlington, VA, May 11, 2015—Construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to a nine-year April low of 7.5%, according to the ...
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Construction Spending Rose 4.9% to Record Rate in March

Arlington, VA, May 2, 2017-Construction spending is at record levels for the second straight month in March and is up 4.9% for the first three months of year compared to the same period in 2016, despi...
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Feb. Construction Employment Hit Highest Rate Since June '08

Arlington, VA, March 12, 2018-Construction employment increased by 61,000 jobs in February to the highest level since June 2008 as rising pay rates enabled the industry to attract more workers, accord...
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