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Located in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. Operating in partnership with its nationwide network of Chapters, AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.

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CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES FOR FIFTH MONTH IN A ROW IN DECEMBER; PRIVATE INVESTMENT CLIMBS...

Construction spending increased for a fifth consecutive month in December as private residential and nonresidential investment for the year topped 2016 totals, while declining infrastructure spending dragged down public-sector outlays, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 36,000 JOBS IN JANUARY AND 226,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS...

Industry Employment is Most Since August 2008 As Unemployment Rate Falls Sharply; Association Officials Say New Infrastructure Measure Will Help Industry Continue to Expand and Attract New Workers
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CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE IN 42 STATES BETWEEN DECEMBER 2016 AND DECEMBER 2017; 32 STATES...

California & Nevada Have Biggest Job Gains for the Year, Iowa and Missouri Have Largest Declines;California and Montana Add the Most Jobs for the Month while New Jersey Loses the Most Jobs
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SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS PLAN TO EXPAND HEADCOUNT IN 2018, CONTRACTORS ARE OPTIMISTIC...

Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the general optimism outlined in Expecting Growth to Continue: The 2018 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, many firms report they remain worried about workforce shortages and infrastructure funding
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 30,000 JOBS IN DECEMBER AND 210,000 IN 2017; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE...

Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in December to the highest level since September 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that, according to an outlook the association released earlier this week, most firms expect to continue adding jobs this year amid expectations demand for construction will expand.<
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CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE IN 40 STATES BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2016 AND NOVEMBER 2017; 39 STATES...

Forty states added construction jobs between November 2016 and November 2017, while 39 states added construction jobs between October and November, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials noted that firms in most states are adding jobs amid expectations that demand will continue to grow thanks to new tax cuts and regulatory reforms.
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APPEALS COURT MAKES “DISSAPOINTING” DECISION TO UPHOLD SILICA RULES AS ASSOCIATION CONTINUES WORKING WITH...

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision to uphold federal silica rules as part of an association-backed legal challenge to the measure
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FINAL TAX LEGISLATION WILL LOWER RATES FOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS, SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND BENEFIT...

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement regarding final passage of federal tax reform: “Today, Congress passed comprehensive tax reform legislation that will lower rates, spur economic growth
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FINAL TAX LEGISLATION WILL LOWER RATES FOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS, SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND BENEFIT...

Construction Official Notes that Final Measure Included a Number of Key Improvements After the Association Waged an Aggressive Education and Outreach Effort Targeting Key Members of Congress, The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement regarding final passage of federal tax reform,
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 24,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER AND 184,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS...

Industry Employment Reaches 10-Year High and Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.0 Percent; Association Officials Say Tax Rate Cuts Will Enable Firms to Increase Pay and Attract More Workers to Construction. Construction employment increased by 24,000 jobs in November to the highest level since November 2008
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SENATE TAX REFORM MEASURE HAS IMPROVED SUBSTANTIALLY BUT LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS, TEMPORARY NATURE...

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in connection with the proposed Senate tax reform measure
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CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SETS RECORD IN OCTOBER WITH MONTHLY INCREASES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OUTLAYS,...

Overall construction spending reached a record high in October, although public-sector investments in infrastructure continued to lag earlier levels, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said federal, state and local officials should address the growing shortfall in transportation, water and wastewater infrastructure in the interests of economic growth and public health and safety.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 243 METRO AREAS BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 & 2017 AS OFFICIALS...

Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas between October 2016 and October 2017, declined in 59 and stagnated in 56, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the best way to ensure metro areas continue to add construction jobs is to treat small and medium-sized employers more fairly and include new infrastructure funding as part of federal tax reform
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 41 STATES BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 AND OCTOBER 2017; JOBS INCREASE...

Forty-one states added construction jobs between October 2016 and October 2017, while 26 states added construction jobs between September and October, continuing a pattern of widespread but uneven growth in industry employment, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.  The association’s chief economist suggested that recent job gains would have been more widespread if enough qualified workers were available.
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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 11,000 JOBS IN OCTOBER AND 187,600 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS...

Construction employment increased by 11,000 jobs in October to the highest level in nine years, while the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent, the lowest October rate since 2006, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that while hurricane recovery work may have helped boost employment in the sector, most of the gains are occurring because of strong demand for many types of private-sector projects across much of the country.

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Kamran Charmsaz Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Kamran Charmsaz, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP, as a shareholder. Charmsaz, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Charmsaz is based in the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office and joins other KTGY Tysons shareholders: Rohit Anand, AIA, NCARB, principal; and Smita Anand, AIA, principal

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Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

A surge in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 9.7 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million units after an upwardly revised December reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department