Outlook Improving for North Carolina Construction Industry

May 02, 2013, 12:01 ET from Carolinas Associated General Contractors

RALEIGH, N.C., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's construction outlook appears to be improving as a result of proposed legislation before the North Carolina General Assembly, ranging from improving underground safety and damage prevention to more funding for construction and design. That was the message delivered by Dave Simpson, Carolinas AGC (CAGC) NC Government Relations and Building Director, at a recent annual meeting of the United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC).

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Simpson discussed with the UMCNC members Governor Pat McCrory's proposed budget, which includes $300 million for repairs and renovations involving state agencies and the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. In addition, legislation has been introduced that would provide funding for about $480 million for UNC construction projects.

He also noted that public schools needs across North Carolina—including $900 million in a possible bond referendum for the Wake County schools, the largest school system in the Carolinas—will help stimulate construction work and boost the economy.

For more information contact CAGC NC Government Relations & Building Director Dave Simpson, 704/372-1450, ext. 5724.

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 www.cagc.org.

SOURCE Carolinas Associated General Contractors