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Idaho AGC Member 1st Ever Contractor to Receive Idaho Innovation Award for Most Innovative Company in Idaho!

Stoel Rives LLP, Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council co-sponsor awards program to recognize innovations, innovative professionals and companies throughout Idaho

84th Annual Meetings, Awards, and Gala!

We can't believe it either, but the December Gala is already just around the corner!  We sincerly hope you and your colleagues will join us for the Membership Meetings and fun-filled end-of-year celebration.

The agenda is packed with something for everyone (see schedule below).  Wednesday's meetings are open and do not require registration.  If you'd like tickets to Thursday's Gala, you may purchase them HERE.  

GDP increases 3.5% but investment in structures plunges; Beige Book cites rising costs

            Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP) increased 3.5% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, following a 4.2% gain in Q2, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported today.

45 states, D.C. add construction jobs in September; starts decline again, Dodge finds

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 45 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from September 2017 to September 2018, declined in three states and held steady in Maryland and Missouri, an AGC

September input PPIs again outpace bid prices; tariffs, storm threaten to drive costs higher

The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in September, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.3% from August and 2.6% year-over-year (y/y) from September 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Wednesday.

20th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards

AGC of America announces its Twentieth Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards sponsored by Willis Towers Watson. Please visit www.agc.org/CSEA to access the application. The deadline for submitting entries to AGC is Friday, December 14, 2018.

Construction employment rises in 80% of metros; survey finds optimism despite dip in starts

Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased between August 2017 and August 2018 in 287 (80%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides construction employment

45 states, D.C. add construction jobs through August; new tariffs hit construction inputs

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 45 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from July 2017 to July 2018, held steady in two states and declined in three states—the smallest number of states with y/y decreases since May 2015—an AGC

AGC survey finds 80% of firms have trouble filling craft jobs, adding to cost, delays

            Filling craft positions and some salaried positions is an even greater challenge for contractors than it was a year ago, according to participants in the Autodesk-AGC of America 2018 Workforce Survey,

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