CAGC Young Leaders LogoTo ensure the construction industry's successful future, it is imperative for the next generation of leaders to properly prepare themselves for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Through professional development, networking opportunities, and service in the community, Carolinas AGC provides opportunities to build your business through your young leaders. The CAGC YL has grown to 200+ individuals. These professionals include company owners, managers, supervisors, administrators, and all other positions within their companies. The CAGC YL program will make a lasting Sign Up Now!influence on your company, your association, and the future of the construction industry.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsor!
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Who is Eligible to Participate?

Construction industry professionals 45 years and younger


Investing in young leaders today to build strong leaders for the construction industry tomorrow.


To develop the next generation of leaders in construction through a focus on professional development, networking, and community involvement.

2022 Young Leader Action Team
2022 Young Leader Networking Reception at Summit
2022 Young Leader Conference Attendees
Roundtable Discussion at a Lessons with an Industry Leader Event

What Are Our Young Leaders Saying?

Cathryn Poplin The CAGC Young Leaders program has given me a new set of contacts for networking, business relationships/advice, and information regarding legislative issues.  As a female in this industry, it is important to find like-minded people that you can relate to and discuss industry challenges.  Plus, this group always has a great time at events.

Cathryn Poplin, Preconstruction Manager
Mashburn Construction Company
Dale SchmidtOur Young Leaders group is a great way for companies that have identified potential young leaders in their organization to get plugged into the CAGC, learn and connect with other young leaders that are going through similar professional experiences and challenges, and grow and develop into the next generation of leaders in the construction industry.

Dale Schmidt, Project Manager
State Utility Contractors
Lindsay SmithBeing an active member of the Young Leaders and action team has allowed me to interact with so many of my industry peers and develop friendships and working relationships that will last my career. 

Lindsay Wallace Smith, Corporate Risk Manager
Palmetto Corp