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The rising price of steel and other building materials might cause sticker shock for some developers, but the costs are doing little to curb building activity around West Michigan.

Published in Design Build

Despite ongoing concerns about a talent gap, employment in West Michigan’s construction industry continues to rise. 

Published in Manufacturing

West Michigan’s construction executives hold to the notion that the region’s industry will continue to accelerate for the foreseeable future, despite increasing concerns of a broader economic slowdown. 

Published in Economic Development

Despite a number of recent global and national industry reports pointing to potential slowdowns in the construction sector, West Michigan contractors say they remain busy and confident for the foreseeable future. 

Published in Design Build

If any meaningful policy changes at the state level are to happen in 2016, they will likely come at the bookends of the Legislature’s session, observers say.

Published in Crystal Ball

As chief economist of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Anirban Basu expects 2016 to be another year of modest growth in the range of 2.6 percent, well below the country’s pre-recession average of more than 3 percent.

Published in Crystal Ball

Approximately 260 people filled the New Vintage Place event center in the American Seating complex in Grand Rapids. In past years, individual projects took home multiple awards, but this year's event recognized a greater variety of projects.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Proposed legislation intended to improve Michigan’s business climate faces strong opposition from officials in local government who say it will have the opposite effect and thwart their ability to exercise local control.

Published in Economic Development

Talent pipelines are more than just buzzwords among West Michigan companies looking to bolster their workforce development activities.

Published in Education
Sunday, 07 July 2013 17:00

Doherty to step down from ABC

After starting his career at the Associated Builders and Contractors from the age of 24, President John Doherty plans to retire later this month.

Published in Design Build
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