March 21st, 2011 | Published in Uncategorized
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) released a plan recently detailing measures to stimulate demand for construction in the private and public sectors. AGC explains the plan is necessary to reverse construction employment declines that have taken place in 317 out of 337 metro areas since January 2007, according to new data.
In a press release issued by AGC, Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer, states: “Our goal is to rebuild a devastated construction market that has left millions jobless, littered cities with incomplete projects and sapped much needed revenue, commerce and customers out of our economy. Considering the scope and impact of construction job losses, the last thing any of us can afford is a repeat of the past four years.”
The plan, called “Building a Stronger Future, A New Blueprint for Economic Growth,” outlines measures to help boost private sector demand for construction, help tackle a growing infrastructure maintenance backlog and reduce needless red tape and regulations.
For additional information or to download the plan, visit http://news.agc.org/2011/03/15/agc-releases-plan-to-revive-construction-industry/.
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