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Signals and Signposts

The current and future economy, trends in design and construction, political influence – sometimes we have something to say about topics which may be signs of things to come.

Twice a year the Administration updates its Unified Agenda with projected timelines for rulemakings and other actions.  The spring agenda, released June 30, 2020, shows some...
The construction industry added 158,000 jobs on net in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
The following article was authored by Peter Beard, the Greater Houston Partnership’s senior vice president for Regional Workforce Development, and originally published on Houston....
Data from AGC’s latest online survey documents a recent increase in construction firm employment but ongoing concerns about future work. In the June 9-17 survey, the...
Nearly 42% of area companies say they have recalled some of their employees who had been working from home back to the workplace in recent weeks, according to the latest survey...
At the federal level, work continues on a Phase 4 coronavirus stimulus package. At the state level, Governor Greg Abbott, announced the next phase of reopening Texas on Monday,...
Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 7.8 months in April, the series’ lowest reading since the third quarter of 2012...
The U.S. economy contracted at an annualized 4.8% rate during the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, according to an Associated Builders and...
Quick receipt of Paycheck Protection Program loans may be helping contractors retain or add staff, despite mounting project cancellations. A survey that AGC conducted online April...