The Interchange

Your Idaho AGC News Source

Bid prices again outpace input costs in September; job openings set record for August

Contractors' bid prices increased 0.2% from August to September, while materials and services input costs dipped 0.1% for the month, based on an AGC analysis of producer price indexes (PPIs) that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) posted on Wednesday. Compared to September 2018, the PPI for new nonresidential building construction—a measure of the price that contractors say they would charge to build a fixed set of buildings—rose 5.7%.

Boise-Based McAlvain Companies Expands to Eastern Idaho

BOISE, IDAHO – October 10, 2019 — McAlvain Companies, Inc. ( has announced a new office location in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The office is a collaboration with its sister company Big-D Construction (

Employment gains slow in August; AGC, ENR surveys find differing growth expectations

Nonfarm payroll employment in September increased by 136,000, seasonally adjusted, from August and by 2,147,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) from September 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate fell to a 50-year low of 3.5%, from 3.7% in the past three months.

In Your Mailbox: Inaugural Issue of buildingIdaho Has Arrived

In the spring of this year, the Idaho AGC announced that it would be producing an industry-focused magazine, buildingIdaho.  In partnership with DEL Communications and Idaho AGC members, work on the magazine progressed and the first issue should have arrived in your mailboxes recently.  In its pages, you'll find articles highlighting projects and developments taking place around the state as well as informative articles to help you grow your business.  

Starts slide in August, Dodge finds; report differ on materials cost in September

The value of "new construction starts dropped 6% over the month in August" at a seasonally adjusted annual rate from the rate in July, Dodge Data & Analytics reported on Monday. "August's decline breaks a string of three consecutive month-to-month gains.

In the Bag Promotions Opens New Production Facility

September 27, 2019

In the Bag Promotions Expands Headquarters to House Production Facility

D.C., 39 states add construction jobs through August; ABI slides; housing starts surge

Seasonally adjusted construction employment increased from August 2018 to August 2019 in 39 states and the District of Columbia and declined in 10 states and was unchanged in Mississippi, Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today show.

Partner With St. Vincent de Paul Back2Work Program and THEY Pay YOUR Interns

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho is looking for employer partners in our Back2Work program. This program takes minimum wage workers through a paid 2-week training and a 180-250 hour paid internship with you! This will open participant’s options for living wage careers!  

CLICK HERE to view the flyer detailing the program.


Sign up for News Updates

1 Start 2 Complete

Fill in your name and email to sign up for news updates.