NC Legislative Leaders Stress Importance of Construction to State's Economy

Jun 13, 2013, 10:23 ET from Carolinas Associated General Contractors

RALEIGH, N.C., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top North Carolina legislative leaders met recently with members of Carolinas AGC (CAGC) to discuss the vital impact the construction industry has on the state's economy. Watch video, which includes a message from House Speaker Thom Tillis. CAGC's NC Legislative Day included discussions with leading lawmakers regarding major issues affecting the construction industry and the importance of contractors keeping in close touch with their local lawmakers. Other discussions included:


  • Importance of infrastructure funding for the state's economy for building, transportation, and utility work on public projects
  • Saving lives, limiting injuries, and protecting underground utilities in a proposed major rewrite of the state's underground safety and damage prevention laws
  • Improving the playing field for the construction industry on public work, regulatory and environmental reform, and increasing jobs for North Carolina

"Our Carolinas AGC NC Legislative Day was outstanding, especially with us being able to hear from the various leaders in the NC General Assembly," said CAGC's NC Legislative Committee Chair Bill Marshburn, of contracting firm D. J. Rose & Son, Inc.

For more information contact: NC Government Relations & Building Director Dave Simpson, 704/372-1450 ext. 5724; NC Government Relations & Highway Director Berry Jenkins,  704/372-1450 ext. 5723; or Director of Utility & HR Allen Gray, 704/372-1450 ext. 5231.

Carolinas AGC (CAGC) represents contractors and construction-related firms in North Carolina and South Carolina, and serves as a chapter of AGC of America and ARTBA. Through diverse partnerships, Carolinas AGC effectively innovates and shares knowledge across sectors and generations; advancing the construction industry to enhance the quality of life and deliver a sustainable difference in the Carolinas. Visit us at Watch us on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter.

SOURCE Carolinas Associated General Contractors