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County approves funding for Electrolux expansion (access required)

CHARLOTTE – About a week after the Charlotte City Council gave its stamp of approval – and more than $2 million – for Electrolux to expand its North American headquarters in the University Area, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners ...

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National construction spending up 4.8 percent in 2013 (access required)

A resurgent single-family housing market and booming apartment market paved the way for a 4.8 percent increase in national construction spending in 2013, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America. Spending increased only 0.9 percent in ...

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Airport seeks architectural and engineering designers (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, along with the city, have released a request for qualifications from firms interested in working with the city as a designer on architectural and engineering design projects at the airport until 2018. ...

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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)

For want of qualified workers <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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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