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Sep 28, 2023

Forecast: Economic challenges ahead as rates rise and labor shortages remain

Recession risks, labor shortages, office vacancies and interest rates were all hurdles ahead for contractors.

Sep 19, 2023

Kenosha Common Council unanimously passes contractor requirements for public bids

Kenosha officials championed the bill for its apprenticeship requirements, while some contractors said some rules were vague.

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Aug 23, 2023

Top 20 construction groups spent $700K lobbying in first half of 2023

A sneak peek of lobbying efforts showed aggregate producers spent the most funds from January to June.

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Jul 27, 2023

ABC top economist tells contractors to watch out for recession

Scarce labor and federal interest rates helped produce a shaky economic outlook.

Jul 6, 2023

Nonresidential construction spending decreases for first time in almost a year

Nonresidential construction spending saw a downturn for the first time in 11 months.

Apr 19, 2023

What Mitch Landrieu didn’t say during his visit to Madison

White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu visited Madison recently as part of a three-week national tour touting the impacts of the Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act, the largest federal investment in public transportation in U.S. history.

Apr 13, 2023

National construction backlogs hit lowest point in last 8 months

Construction confidence was the lowest it's been since August of 2022, the latest Construction Backlog Indicator showed.

Jan 9, 2023

Construction adds 28,000 net jobs in December after ‘flat’ job openings in November: ABC

ABC reported 28,000 more net jobs added to the construction industry in December in their latest analysis.

Dec 29, 2022

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator trending as high as 2019 levels

Backlog for construction projects reached 9.2 months in November for the first time since 2019, the Associated Builders and Contractors said.

Nov 21, 2022

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu will present economic update webinar

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu will present an economic update and forecast for construction leaders online in December.

Oct 13, 2022

Contractor confidence steady as ABC construction backlog indicator jumps in September

Construction backlogs rose to nine months last month, according to a member survey from a national trade association.

Aug 18, 2022

OPINION: Sweetheart union deal will undermine Inflation Reduction Act’s clean-energy agenda

As President Joe Biden signed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, taxpayers, construction industry small businesses and climate change activists are sounding alarms about controversial labor policies in the […]


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