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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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This page offers media the most up–to–date information on hot industry topics including commentary and analysis on the latest trends in construction economics, the impact of legislative, regulatory and environmental issues on the construction industry, and the ways AGC is educating the industry on safety and health initiatives.

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5/25/2017 CONSTRUCTION GROUP LAUNCHES NEW HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY EFFORT AS 44 PERCENT OF ROAD CONTRACTORS REPORT HAVING CARS CRASH INTO THEIR PROJECTS
5/23/2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FISCAL 2018 BUDGET PROVIDES AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP IN ADDRESSING INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS, SETTING SPENDING PRIORITIES
5/19/2017 THIRTY-NINE STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN APRIL 2016 & 2017 BUT 27 STATES LOST JOBS BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL AMID WORKER SHORTAGES
5/5/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 5,000 IN APRIL TO HIGHEST LEVEL IN NINE YEARS; BUT LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW JOBS BEING ADDED
5/2/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 224 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN MARCH 2016 AND 2017 AS NEW TAX PROPOSAL MAY BOOST FUTURE GROWTH
5/1/2017 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING HITS RECORD LEVELS FOR SECOND MONTH IN A ROW, IS UP BY 4.9 PERCENT FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR
4/21/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 39 STATES OVER PAST 12 MONTHS; 17 STATES ADD JOBS IN MARCH FOLLOWING EARLY HIRING DURING MILD WINTER
4/13/2017 CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL COSTS IN MARCH OUTPACE CONTRACTORS’ PRICING; INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION WARNS AGAINST POLICIES THAT WOULD ADD TO SQUEEZE
4/7/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 6,000 IN MARCH TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2008; SMALL JOB GAINS LIKELY REFLECT MILD WEATHER FEBRUARY HIRING SURGE
4/4/2017 CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION UNVEILS STEPS TO IMPROVE WORKER SAFETY AS 239 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS DURING PAST 12 MONTHS

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