Welcome to the AGC of Tennessee Website
Thank you for visiting the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee. Our association is the leading voice in the Volunteer State for the construction and building industry with a special emphasis on the needs and objectives of the general contractor.
The links above aid you in navigating our website. Information is available for the Tennessee Chapter and for each of the regional branches. You'll also find information on our CompTrust program, our state convention and other special events.
Across the nation construction employment set a five year high in November adding 20,000 new jobs. Nationally, the construction unemployment rate fell to 7.5% representing the lowest unemployment rate for the month in seven years. According to Ken Simonson, the AGC of America's Chief Economist, November was a good month overall for construction workers and businesses. November continues a slow and steady recovery from the recession.
According to the latest available statistics construction employment expanded in 228 metro areas, declined in 64 areas and was unchanged in 47 market areas between October 2013 and October 2014. AGC of America Association officials noted that newly released federal figures show construction spending increased by 3.3% between October 2013 and October 2014 as demand slowly expanded. As construction activity increases the challenge for firms is rapidly becoming the acquisition of qualified employees to perform the work needed to move construction projects forward. In fact, 83 percent of firms reported trouble finding qualified workers which is impacting competition and driving many firms to change the way they operate.
In Tennessee, from October 2013 to October 2014 construction employment grew by 6% adding an additional 7,000 jobs. The rate of growth varied by market area with the Cleveland,Tennessee area growing by 19% and Nashville - Davidson - Murfreesboro-Franklin growing by 11%. To learn more about construction employment trends across the nation and in Tennessee, Please click on the links below.
We extend a special thanks to the Platinum and Gold level sponsors of the 2014 AGC of Tennessee Convention displayed below. We also greatly appreciate the participation of all the other sponsors who helped support the annual gathering of members in Destin. Please see the convention page for all of the sponsors whose support made the 2014 AGC of Tennessee such a great success!
The AGC of Tennessee has developed a new publication for members. The e-newsletter is published to provide you with regular updates on AGC of Tennessee news and other information to members. The e-newsletter will be in addition to periodic legislative updates and other new you receive from the AGC of Tennessee office Nashville thoughout the year. We invite suggestions for topics that are newsworthy for members of the association. We hope you find the AGC of Tennessee Chronicle informative and enjoyable to read!
The AGC of America has issued notified all Chapter Executives that the "AMERICAN GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, INC." is again sending a fax solicitation for a directory listing. Neither the AGC of America nor their directory provider sent this fax. The AGC of America has already sent two cease and desists letters to this company and are in discussions with their outside lawyers regarding additional actions. If you receive a faxed solicitation, please forward a copy to the AGC of Tennessee office immediately! Do not respond to the fax or forward any money to this SCAM operation.
AGC Affintity Program
AGC has partnered with many vendors to offer AGC members discounts on their products and services. For more information, visit the membership page.
- Change to Child Labor Laws (PDF)
- Military Family Leave Amendment to FMLA
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Click here to review the information from AGC of America regarding the A201 General Conditions contract. AGC voted not to endorse this contract. Be aware of these issues when offered the 2007 version of the A201!
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