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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 EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 38 STATES AND D.C. FROM MARCH 2017 TO MARCH 2018...

Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.
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CONSTRUCTION COSTS CLIMB IN MARCH AS WIDE RANGE OF INPUT COSTS JUMP; TARIFF THREATS...

Construction costs climbed again in March, with increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials warned that tariffs on some items might lead to project delays and cancellations if supplies become unobtainable or too expensive for current budgets.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 228,000 JOBS OVER THE YEAR DESPITE DIP IN MARCH; INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT...

Construction employment increased by 228,000 jobs over the past year despite a weather-related dip last month, and the industry's unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, the lowest yet for March, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials called for revitalizing and adequately funding career and technical education and training programs to ensure that employment in the high-paying industry would continue to grow.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 257 METRO AREAS BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2017 & 2018 AS CONSTRUCTION...

Construction employment increased in 257 out of 358 metro areas between February 2017 and February 2018, declined in 50 and stagnated in 51, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the employment gains are occurring as construction firms in many parts of the country are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to keep pace with demand.
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CONSTRUCTION SPENDING IN FEBRUARY INCHES UP FROM JANUARY, GAINS 3 PERCENT FROM A YEAR...

Association Officials Urge Federal, State and Local Officials to Work Quickly to Put Recently Enacted Funding Increases to Work to Improve Aging and Over-Burdened Infrastructure, Offset Public-Sector Spending Drops
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ROSENDIN ELECTRIC, INC. OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA NAMED NATION’S SAFEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN 2017...

Rosendin Electric was honored for having the nation's best construction safety and wellness plan in 2017 by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 57 other companies were also selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 35 STATES AND D.C. FROM FEBRUARY 2017 TO FEBRUARY 2018;...

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between February 2017 and February 2018, while 38 states added construction jobs between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials praised the latest Congressional spending bill for funding career and technical education to help young workers get into the industry

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 248 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JANUARY 2017 & 2018 AS NEW...

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Merced, Calif. Experience Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Baton Rouge, La. and Auburn-Opelika, Ala. Have Biggest Annual Declines in Construction Employment. Construction employment increased in 248 out of 358 metro areas between January 2017 and January 2018, declined in 68 and stagnated in 42
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CONSTRUCTION COSTS ESCALATE IN FEBRUARY AS STEEL AND ALUMINUM PRICES JUMP; TARIFF INCREASES THREATEN...

Construction costs escalated in February, driven by price increases for a wide range of building materials including steel and aluminum, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials warned that newly imposed tariffs on those metals will create steeper increases that will squeeze budgets for infrastructure, school districts and commercial projects

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 35 STATES AND D.C. FROM JANUARY 2017 TO JANUARY 2018;...

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between January 2017 and January 2018, while 32 states and D.C. added construction jobs between December and January, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.  Association officials cautioned, however, that newly-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum products are likely to undermine future job growth in the sector
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New Ads Urge Action on Infrastructure, Permanent Solution for Highway Trust Fund

If we're stuck in gridlock, so is our economy.  Congestion drives up the price of everything we make, buy and export.  It's a $160 billion hidden tax."  That's the key message of a new ad campaign urging Congress and the Trump administration to act now to develop and pass a robust transportation infrastructure investment package and a permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 61,000 JOBS IN FEBRUARY AND 254,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS...

New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Likely to Undermine Future Job Gains in the Construction Sector as Firms Will be Forced to Pay More for Key Materials and Trade War Dampens Demand for New Construction
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SAN FRANCISCO’S YERBA BUENA ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION WINS FIRST-EVER DIVERSE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR...

San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Engineering and Construction was named as the first-ever Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America, association officials announced today. The association also awarded Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards to Auston Commercial, Bjork Construction, the Massachusetts Port Authority and the San Antonio Chapter of AGC.
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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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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease 7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased 7-Eleven property located at 1516 NE Killingsworth Street in Portland, Oregon for $2,290,000

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 38 STATES AND D.C. FROM MARCH 2017...

Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.