Dave Simpson, President and CEO, is delivering the most important construction industry updates in a quick, about 60-second listen.

This week's topics include:

  • Great news in North Carolina! The NC General Assembly finally approved the budget for the next two fiscal years. Included in the budget is:
    • $5B for building and non-transportation construction projects.
    • $4B for transportation improvement projects, the bridge program and the bridge preservation program.
    • $2B for water and sewer projects across the state.

  • CAGC Membership soared to a record high last week, matching numbers not seen since 2017.

  • Five officers from the CAGC Board of Directors joined CAGC staff in Washington, D.C. last week to attend an annual AGC of America conference and to meet with members/staff of the U.S. House of Representatives/Senate from North and South Carolina to discuss issues important to your business including:
    • Relief for the workforce shortage in the industry
    • Immigration reform including putting together a guest program
    • More Career Technical Education funding
    • AGC opposition to proposed heat standards, union programs and other issues that are not business friendly.

  • The 2023 Young Leader Conference will be held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC on November 2 - 3. We are expecting nearly 200 attendees.

  • Thursday, September 28 we will host a Piedmont Connect Event at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte. AGC Chapter Executives from across the nation will be in attendance. We look forward to seeing you there!