The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

2017 New National and State Construction Hiring and Business Forecast

The Associated General Contractors of America and Sage will explain their national and state* construction hiring and business forecasts for 2017.  The forecasts, which are based on a comprehensive survey of construction firms nationwide, will include predictions of the scope of construction hiring, layoffs and possible worker shortages during the year.

During the WebEd, the association’s chief economist Kenneth Simonson will release the forecasts and explain their significance for broader economic and employment growth for this year.  Sage General Manager Jon Witty will discuss the information technology-related findings.  They will also outline steps the new Congress and Administration should take to help support continued construction growth in 2017. 

Forecasts to also include Predictions for Construction Industry Hiring, Layoffs, Workforce Shortages and Business Activity for 2017.

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