Category Archives: Association News and Events

AGC’s Data DIGest recap

AGC’s Data DIGest recap

Employment stumbles in February; spending falls in December but rises for full year Nonfarm payroll employment in February increased by 20,000, seasonally adjusted, from January and by 2,509,000 (1.7 percent) year-over-year (y/y) from February 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported recently. The unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down from 4.0 percent in January […]

AGC NYS legislative breakfast announced

AGC NYS legislative breakfast announced

Join us for a Legislative Breakfast with New York State Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Tim Kennedy on Monday, April 8 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am at the AGC NYS office. As Transportation Committee Chairman, Senator Kennedy has been a strong advocate for transportation infrastructure and is a key legislator for our industry. In his first few […]

2019 starts off with expansion in nonresidential spending, says ABC

2019 starts off with expansion in nonresidential spending, says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending rose 2.4 percent in January, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. At a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, nonresidential spending totaled $762.5 billion for the month, an increase of 4.8 percent over the previous year. Public nonresidential construction spending expanded 4.9 percent in […]

Construction input prices rise for first time since October, says ABC

Construction input prices rise for first time since October, says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today, construction input prices rose 0.9 percent monthly in February and 1.8 percent in the past 12 months. Inputs to nonresidential construction were up 1 percent on a monthly basis and 2.7 percent on a yearly basis. This is […]

In Memoriam: Joe Boardman, Amtrak

In Memoriam: Joe Boardman, Amtrak

New York Times Obituary Joseph H. Boardman, age 70, of Rome, passed away peacefully in Florida, with his loving family at his side on March 7, 2019. He was born December 23, 1948 in Rome, the son of Alfred G. and A. Frances Houston Boardman. Joe graduated from Rome Free Academy (1966), Cornell University (1974), […]