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AGC CEO: Congress must take action on transportation and water resources bills (access required)

In echoing a remark President Barack Obama made in his State of the Union address, Stephen Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, is urging Congress to pass two bills that are of high importance to the national ...

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For want of qualified workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The writing has been on the yet-to-be-built wall for the last couple of years. After a tough time during the Great Recession, construction firms have returned to their feet and are rebuilding the business that was lost during ...

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Charlotte gains construction jobs in 2013, as N.C. drops workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Between December 2012 and December 2013, the Charlotte metro area added more than 3,000 construction jobs, while North Carolina as a whole lost 3,700 jobs, according to a new report from the Associated General Contractors of America. In ...

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Spectrum developing 177-unit Uptown apartment project (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Spectrum Properties, a locally based developer, is getting set to start work on an apartment project called The Mint, a 177-unit community bound by Trade, Graham and Fourth streets, across Fourth from BB&T Ballpark. Jason Fish, Spectrum’s director ...

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City Council puts $12M toward Phase 2 of streetcar (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The contentious streetcar project, which Mayor Patrick Cannon said has now been in front of four mayors, last night got a boost when the City Council approved spending $12 million to advance the design of the $126 million ...

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UPDATED: Affordable housing project opponents weigh appeal (access required)

CHARLOTTE – South Charlotte residents who live near land recently rezoned to allow an affordable housing project have been clear in their dissatisfaction with the City Council’s decision. The group, led by neighbor Mike Kelley and Kristen Priganc, principal of ...

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Rezoning Roundup: Trinity asking for approval of hotel, retail change in Toringdon (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – In the latest round of city rezoning requests, the majority of petitioners aren’t actually asking for a rezoning, just site plan amendments that would allow the developers to change the layout or configuration of land that was previously ...

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Construction firms expect stronger 2014, but struggle to find skilled workers (access required)

A poll of construction firms across the state show that companies largely expect more construction work to be available in almost all sectors, according to data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America. But the same firms also reported ...

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