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Construction unemployment rates improve in 32 states

Bernards & Construction
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

September not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates improved in 32 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released Monday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). According to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis, Arizona decreased its construction unemployment rate by one percent, and by 1.3 percent in year-over-year change. The national NSA construction unemployment rate… Read More →

June construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

June not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates improved in 47 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The national construction unemployment rate of 4.6 percent was 1.7 percent lower than a year ago according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More →

Construction input prices continue ascent

Construction employment
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction input prices expanded in June, rising 1.1 percent on a monthly basis according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Today’s report marks the fourth consecutive month that input prices have expanded following eight straight months of decline. “Commodity prices stabilized… Read More →

Quarterly GDP growth slowest in 2 years

Small Businesses getting help in down economy
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded only 0.5 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during 2016’s first quarter, according to an analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This disappointing figure follows a 1.4 percent annualized rate of economic output expansion during the fourth quarter of 2015. Nonresidential fixed… Read More →

March construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction unemployment rates improved in March with 298,000 new jobs added, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates for the country and 30 states were 0.8 lower than in March 2015, marking five and a half years of consecutive monthly year-over-year rate declines. The state with the lowest construction unemployment rates in… Read More →

Phoenix entrepreneur hopes to cash in on Shark Tank

Angela Cody-Rouget, owner of Major Mom, is on the set of the ABC show Shark Tank. 
(Photo courtesy of Disney/ABC)

On the ABC show “Shark Tank,” entrepreneurs face their fears by jumping into the shark tank – or an antagonizing room – hoping to persuade one of the five investors to become a partner to grow their business. Most of the contestants aren’t so lucky, and the “sharks” often shred the entrepreneurs to pieces verbally… Read More →

ABC predicts continued growth for construction

Construction Employment
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a continued steady economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2016. Despite a weak global economy, the industry’s solid economic recovery in 2015 should continue in 2016, led by strong consumer spending. “As the mid-phase of the economic recovery continues, ABC forecasts growth in nonresidential… Read More →

Joe Duvall of Kitchell installed as ABA president

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The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC), welcomed Joe Duvall as the 2015 ABA President. Duvall, Project Executive of Kitchell Construction, has been in the commercial building industry since 1985. Duvall joined Kitchell right out… Read More →

Sundt’s Marty Hedlund elected to ABA board of directors

Marty Hedlund

The Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association, formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) welcomed Martin R. (Marty) Hedlund, P.E., DBIA as a newly elected board member.  Hedlund joined Sundt Construction, Inc. in 1984 and currently serves as the Profit Center Manager… Read More →

Despite Headwinds, Contractor Confidence On Rise

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By Kinsey Cooper, Associated Builders and Contractors Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors’ Construction Confidence Index (CCI) shows confidence among nonresidential contractors increased slightly during the first half of 2013, despite sequestration and rising interest rates. “As the economic recovery enters its fifth year, nonresidential construction prospects continue to brighten,” said ABC Chief Economist… Read More →

Phoenix Coffee Company going to 'Shark Tank'

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by in Business News | Events | Small Biz

Local entrepreneurs Connor Riley and Samantha Meis, the cofounders of MistoBox, are taking the plunge into the “tank” to pitch their business idea on ABC’s hit reality television series Shark Tank on Friday May 3rd at 7 p.m. On the show Riley and Meis will be introduced to a panel of five wealthy millionaire and… Read More →

Phoenix Coffee Company going to ‘Shark Tank’

coffee beans
by in Business News | Events | Small Biz

Local entrepreneurs Connor Riley and Samantha Meis, the cofounders of MistoBox, are taking the plunge into the “tank” to pitch their business idea on ABC’s hit reality television series Shark Tank on Friday May 3rd at 7 p.m. On the show Riley and Meis will be introduced to a panel of five wealthy millionaire and… Read More →

S.T.A.R.S. Receives Gold Best in Biz Award

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by in Business News | Healthcare

Sleep Testing and Respiratory Services (S.T.A.R.S.) received top honors in this year’s Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. The company’s Director of Human Resources, Kara Chase, was honored with a Gold Best in Biz Award for Human Resources Executive of the Year.… Read More →

CRA Receives Gold Best in Biz Award

Orvin & Drake

Clinical Research Advantage (CRA) received top honors in this year’s Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. CRA received the Gold Award for Business Development Department of the Year. Casey Orvin, Vice President of Business Development, and Amanda Drake, Director of Business Development,… Read More →