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March 29, 2021
                Every week brings new reports of materials costs hitting record highs, while lead times lengthen or become ever more uncertain.  AGC of America recently released a Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to help chapters and members explain to owners,... Read More

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On March 25, the Senate is expected to pass the AGC-supported Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act that would extend the deadline for taking out a PPP loan through June 30, 2021. Importantly, while the legislation extends the deadline for loan approval through June 30, borrowers’... Read More
March 25, 2021
AGC Enters into Negotiations with SBA; Hoping for Settlement of PPP Lawsuit AGC Member Wins Forgiveness of PPP Loan Over $2 Million AGC and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have agreed to formal discussions of a potential settlement of the lawsuit that AGC has brought against the Loan... Read More
March 25, 2021
On March 22, the United States Senate confirmed the nomination of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to become the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor by a bipartisan final vote of 68-29. Walsh has a long history with the construction industry.  He is the former head of the Boston Building Trades... Read More
March 23, 2021
                Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Lake Charles, La. Have Worst 12-Month Employment Losses; Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, Calif. and Sierra Vista-Douglas, Ariz. Top Ranks of Job Gainers Construction employment decreased from January 2020 to January 2021 in nearly... Read More
March 19, 2021
On March 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the AGC-supported American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (H.R. 6). This measure seeks to take a first step in reforming our nation’s immigration system by protecting the legal status of work authorized-Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (... Read More
March 18, 2021
AGC Concerned About Impact on PPP Loan Forgiveness State Tax Treatment & More The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act provides $219.8 billion to state and territorial governments to mitigate the fiscal effects stemming from the pandemic. Included at the last minute, however, is a clause... Read More
March 18, 2021
PRO ACT—The Greatest Threat to Union & Open Shop Construction Fearing Republican and moderate Democratic senators will move to block the passage of the PRO Act after the House of Representatives passed the bill, the AFL-CIO executive council unanimously called on the Senate to gut the... Read More
March 18, 2021
On March 16, AGC met with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Acting Administrator Stephanie Pollack. Prior to joining FHWA, Pollack served as the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. This introductory meeting provided AGC an opportunity to... Read More
March 18, 2021
The Building Division by acclimation elected Michael Trettel as Chairman for the 2021-2022 term.  Michael began his career as a Project Engineer and Project Manager and transitioned to business development.  He is currently Director of Business Development for i+iconUSA (parent company of Joseph B... Read More
March 15, 2021
Texas, Louisiana Have Worst Job Losses Since Pandemic Struck, While Idaho Adds the Most Jobs; California, South Carolina Have Worst One-Month Job Losses as Florida, Vermont Top Other States Construction employment in January remained below pre-pandemic levels in all but eight states, according to... Read More
March 15, 2021

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