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Texas and North Dakota Have Biggest Number and Percent Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana and Vermont Lag; Florida and Nevada Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Tennessee and Wyoming Have Worst Declines.

AGC of America is offering a three-part webinar series to help construction employers navigate the complexities of marijuana, CBD, and opioid use in the industry. Part One of the series will cover Marijuana in the Workplace on October 1 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  It will provide a state-by-state overview of the rules as they exist today, employer limitations, and the steps employers might take to avoid the pitfalls that now exist.

On Sept. 19, Jamey Sanders, Vice President of Choctaw Transportation and Division Chair of AGC of America’s Federal and Heavy Construction Division, testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the importance of water resource infrastructure to the U.S. economy.

This legislative session was positive for Florida’s GC’s and we were proud to play a significant role in it. This is a very brief recap that covers only our top priorities.

Industry group says state ranks fifth in overall commercial development nationwide. It's not just your imagination: Florida is booming. The state ranked fifth in the U.S. for all commercial real estate development, according to an annual survey by an affiliate of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. The Sunshine State trailed only Texas, New York, California (perhaps no surprise there) and a sleeper — Tennessee.

Construction spending on transportation structures for March 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $53.35 billion, a 7.9 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, which was released on Aug. 6.

South Florida avoided the once-Category 5 storm that caused devastation to the northern Bahamas. Most general contractors are back to work in South Florida, after securing and shutting down their job sites last week in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival. While South Florida escaped the storm’s wrath, developers and contractors saw their costs rise as the days ticked by.

The Trump administration has finalized the first steps in AGC supported changes to streamline and modernize the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, which can be unpredictable and add delay and cost to the permitting and construction of infrastructure projects. 

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