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AGC’s Culture of Care initiative moves the needle on inclusion and diversity

When two Black construction apprentices found a noose tied over a beam on their jobsite in Edmonds, Wash., Pastor Lawrence Willis became determined to make sure an incident like this never happened again
BY AUTUMN CAFIERO-GIUSTI
  
AGC of America and its partner Sage are getting ready to begin preparing the 2021 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook. A key component of that outlook is the information we hope to gather from members like you. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey
 
The survey will be open throughout November and early December. Then, in conjunction with AGC's chief economist, Ken Simonson, other AGC staff and the Sage team, the association will prepare an analysis of the results which will be released in early January.
 
Thanks in advance for your support and if you have any questions or comments, please contact Brian Turmail, AGC's vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives, at brian.turmail@agc.org.
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What you need to know & what AGC is doing
 
As previously reported, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is planning to require all recipients of loans of $2 million or more to complete a questionnaire to demonstrate the need for their loan. This form, based on versions leaked to the media and still in the works, appears to arbitrarily mandate that many borrowers provide proprietary financial information to the SBA.
  
Incoming president and Congress should focus on enacting measures to rebuild infrastructure and revive the economy and avoid imposing needless regulatory burdens that will undermine growth
 
The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the election of Joseph Biden to serve as the next president of the United States:
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Construction Economic News
  
Both residential and nonresidential contractors added jobs in October, but total construction employment remains 3.9 percent below February peak as pandemic continues to depress demand
 
Construction employment increased by 84,000 jobs in October, with jobs added in both nonresidential and residential categories, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released recently. Association officials cautioned, however, that the pandemic is causing a growing number of construction projects to be canceled or delayed, according to a survey the association released in late October.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
  
The most recent issue of Constructor magazine is available online now, featuring AGC of America’s Culture of CARE initiative which is moving the needle on diversity and inclusion in the construction industry. Also inside, you’ll find our Future Focus 2020 supplement, which includes tech-focused stories that will help you stay relevant as well as ahead of the curve.
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Scott Frazer, corporate director of safety at The Boldt Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, is the newest advisory board member of the Florida Chamber Safety Council. The Council is a statewide resource for fostering safety, health and sustainability among Florida businesses and brings together top safety professionals from companies and institutions nationwide.
  
Annual award honors highest achievements of region’s construction firms; Heritage Award presented posthumously to Tarlton’s Bob Elsperman
 
Tarlton Corp. won a top 2020 Construction Keystone Award from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri for rebuilding the century-old stage and renovating production areas for The Muny, America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater.
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Alabama AGC hosted its 2020 Centennial Concert in downtown Birmingham at Iron City on October 8 as an ongoing part of their centennial celebration.
ATTENTION CONTRACTORS
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Request for Information (RFI) from Contractors for the
Residential Sound Insulation Program
 
SPECIFICATION NO:                1204115
RESPONSE DEADLINE:           December 18, 2020
QUESTION DEADLINE:            November 20, 2020                           
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November 19, 2020
AMPLIFY
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AMPLIFY is an exclusive two-day virtual event that leads a cadre of 45 military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. Applications are required as cadre size is limited. 

November 20, 2020
Military Spouse Fellowship Program Information Session
1 – 2 p.m.

December 2, 2020
MilSpouse Roadmap Overview
4 – 5 p.m.

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