In fact, with CAGC’s support, 2022 saw extraordinary success with transportation funding in both North Carolina and South Carolina. As an example, the State Capital Infrastructure fund in North Carolina enjoyed unprecedented funding that will support much-needed projects well into the future.
Exceptional funding, coupled with workforce shortages, have focused CAGC on workforce development. With CAGC support, Be Pro Be Proud skilled trades mobile workshop vehicles are now operating in both South Carolina and North Carolina. In addition, the CAGC Foundation was the recipient of important grants that will support the Construction Business Academy along with other workforce development programs. And then there’s the CAGC Young Leader Group which I believe is one of CAGC’s most important groups. CAGC’s future and the future of the industry truly sits with our Young Leaders.
So, where do we go from here? I think Fleetwood Mac’s immortal song “Don’t Stop” says it all. “Don’t Stop” doing the good things the Association does now and “Don’t Stop Thinking about Tomorrow” as it’s truly the work the Association is doing today that will prepare us for success tomorrow.
Finally, it is an honor and privilege to serve as your Chair and I look forward to a successful and rewarding 2023.