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09/16/2020:  City of Boise Announces NEW Small Business Grant Program:  

Attention Boise-based Idaho AGC Members:

City of Boise Announces NEW Small Business Grant Program

Attention Boise-based Idaho AGC Members:

As you know, construction has been directly impacted by the ongoing pandemic. For small businesses in Boise (those with less than 100 employees), the City of Boise just announced a new Small Business Grant Program that is another resource assistance fund for eligible businesses.
 
Funding for this program was made available by Governor Little’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee, enabling cities and counties to provide aid within their community. The Grant Program launched today, September 16th at 8:00am. The guidelines to be eligible are as follows:

2021 AGC of America Awards Program NOW OPEN

You've already earned it. Apply to the industry's most prestigious awards programs and get the recognition you deserve.

AGC's awards programs recognize the nation's most pioneering projects as well as talented and community-minded contractors, innovative and successful AGC chapters, student chapter achievement, and contractors implementing outstanding safety programs. 

There are a variety of award categories, and we encourage Idaho AGC members to apply! 

The deadline is October 21st, 2020:  don't miss it, apply today!

Click Here to Read More & Apply 

CONTRACTORS MAKE ACHD ENDORSEMENTS: Rebecca Arnold & Kara Veit Earn Support

September 1, 2020

In a unanimous vote by its statewide Board of Directors, the Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) endorsed the candidacy of Rebecca Arnold and Kara Veit in this year’s November election. Both are running for four‐year terms on the Commission governing the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) – Idaho’s largest and only countywide highway authority.

The race in District 1 pits Kara Veit against three other candidates. “What sets Kara Veit apart from the others in this race is her determination to focus on solving problems, not tilting at windmills to score political points,” said Idaho AGC CEO Wayne Hammon. “The taxpayers of Ada County deserve a Commissioner that will safeguard their money, focus on the future, and cooperate with others – including city and county officials – to address the pressures of growth while maintaining Idaho’s way of life.”

Dodge, ConstructConnect, ABI imply drop in nonresidential projects but housing starts, permits soar

Three private measures of recent and expected nonresidential construction activity were negative in July. In contrast, Census Bureau data signaled a strong rebound in residential starts and permits.