North Carolina’s legislators returned to Raleigh on Wednesday, and contractors, real estate professionals and developers are watching to see what legislation may be considered that will make their work easier or more difficult, more lucrative or less profitable. Among issues ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE – Dave Simpson gives good quote. That’s because before he became a Raleigh-based lobbyist for the Carolinas Association of General Contractors, he got good quote. He was, in other words, a reporter. But he wised up relatively early and ...
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CHARLOTTE – The Burson science building sits on the rapidly modernizing campus of UNC Charlotte, about a two-minute walk from the bustling student union. Students pour in and out of the union, on their way to class or back to ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte metropolitan area saw a 10 percent increase in construction employment in November over November 2012, by far the largest gain in the state, which lost jobs as a whole, based on the latest construction employment report ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...
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Traditional economic theory says people follow jobs. In the Queen City over the last four to five years, however, jobs have either decreased or remained relatively stagnant while the city continues to attract migrants, said Bill Graves, assistant professor of economic geography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.Read More »
A U.S. House bill that would prohibit the federal government from requiring contractors to use project labor agreements for some federal projects seemed to be dead earlier this year. But now the resurrected legislation is gaining momentum. After failing to ...
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Desperate times call for desperate measures for most contractors. Bids for Charlotte city bond projects are coming in as low as half of engineers’ estimates, saving the city an estimated average of 20 to 40 percent on projects overall, said ...Read More »