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General Contractors of America (AGC) announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has withdrawn a proposal that would have cost ...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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Construction Activity Starting to Return to Pre-COVID Levels

Washington, DC, June 23, 2020-Construction activity is beginning to return to pre-coronavirus levels in many parts of the country, according to a new survey from the Associated General Contractors of ...
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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 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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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Construction Employment and Wages Climbed in December

Arlington, VA, January 16, 2023-Construction employment, seasonally adjusted, totaled a record-high 7,777,000 in December, an increase of 28,000 from the November total and 248,000 year over year, acc...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-employment-and-wages-climb

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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ADG Reports on How COVID Is Impacting Construction Professionals

Washington, DC, November 6, 2020-Associated General Contractors (AGC) released the results of a survey of 1,077 construction professionals, conducted October 7 to 19.  The piece reveals that 78%...
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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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Construction Firms Struggling with Worker Shortage

Washington, DC, September 7, 2021-Construction firms are struggling to find enough qualified workers to hire even as they continue to be impacted by pandemic-induced project delays and supply chain di...
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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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Construction Material Costs Overall Continue Rise, While Lumber Drops

Washington, DC, August 16, 2021-Materials costs continued to outstrip bid prices in the 12 months ending in July despite a recent drop in lumber and copper prices, reports Associated General Contracto...
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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 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 Employment Grew by 30K in October

Arlington, VA, November 5, 2018-Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008, while the i...
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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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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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AGC Reports on Factors Impacting Long-Term Construction Outlook

Washington, DC, January 5, 2021-Ken Simonsen, chief economist for Associated General Contractors of America, lists the following factors as expected to impact the long-run outlook for construction (po...
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Construction Employment Grew in 78% of Metro Areas in Sept. YOY

Arlington, VA, October 31, 2018-Construction employment increased in 278 out of 358 metro areas between September 2017 and September 2018, declined in 42 and was unchanged in 38, according to a new an...
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Material Cost Rises Squeezing Contractors' Margins

Arlington, VA, February 15, 2017—The cost of materials and services used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal produc...
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Economist Sees Mixed Construction Picture in 2010

Washington, DC, Oct. 29, 2009--Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, struck a cautious tone last week about the state of construction during Reed Constructio...
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Construction Employment Lagged in November

Washington, DC, December 22, 2021-Seasonally adjusted construction employment in November lagged the February 2020 level in 32 states and exceeded it in 18 states and the District of Columbia, accordi...
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