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.

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General Contractors of America (AGC) announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has withdrawn a proposal that would have cost ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Sept. Construction Employment Rose in 226 of 358 Metro Areas

Arlington, VA, November 3, 2016—Construction employment conditions varied widely by metro area between September 2015 and September 2016 as contractors in many areas struggled to find qualified ...
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Construction Employment Grew by 25K in May

Arlington, VA, June 4, 2018-Construction employment increased by 25,000 jobs in May and by 286,000 jobs over the past year while construction spending reached $1.310 trillion in April, according to an...
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Construction Employment Posts Widespread Growth in November

Arlington, VA, December 21, 2015—Strong demand for construction projects fueled job growth in November in 38 states compared to October and in all but six states over the past 12 months, acco...
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Construction Employment Rose in 42 States & DC Over Last Year

Arlington, VA, May 23, 2016—Forty-two states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between April 2015 and April 2016 while construction employment increased in only 23 states b...
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Construction Employment Up in 35 States Year over Year

Arlington, VA, October 21, 2015—Construction employment expanded in 35 states and the District of Columbia between September 2014 and September 2015, yet only 23 states added jobs between Aug...
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Construction Employment Rose in 39 States in June YOY

Arlington, VA, July 25, 2016—Construction employment increased in 39 states between June 2015 and June 2016, although half the states shed construction jobs between May and June, according to an...
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August Construction Employment Grew in 80% of Metro Areas YOY

Arlington, VA, September 28, 2018-Construction employment increased in 287 out of 358 metro areas (80%) between August 2017 and August 2018, declined in 35 (10%) and was unchanged in 36, according to ...
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Construction Employment Rose in 264 of 358 Areas in June YOY

Arlington, VA, August 3, 2017-Construction employment increased in 264 out of 358 metro areas between June 2016 and June 2017, declined in 57 and stagnated in 37, according to a analysis of federal em...
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Defendant Companies Oppose Draft Asbestos Bill

Washington, DC, February 2--A group of asbestos defendant companies and insurers has declared its opposition to a Senate proposal curbing asbestos claims, and warned that industry groups working on th...
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Construction Unemployment at Six-Year Low

Washington, DC, Nov. 1, 2013 -- Construction employment rose by 20,000 in September and the industry’s unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 8.5%, according to the Associated General Contr...
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