• Building An Innovation Community

    From AGCMO:  by Dennis E. Lower, President & CEO, Cortex Innovation Community Founded in 2002, the Cortex Innovation Community is a nationally and internationally recognized hub of innovation and technology commercialization located in St. Louis’ Central West...

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  • AllianceSTL – Showing the U.S. and World What St. Louis Has to Offer

    From AGCMO:  by Steve Johnson, President and CEO, AllianceSTL In March, a group of top regional business leaders launched AllianceSTL, a private-sector business recruitment and regional marketing organization with the following purpose, “To stimulate sustained regional growth by...

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  • Construction’s Hourly Wages 10% Higher Than Private Sector’s

    From ConstructionDive:   New analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America backs up what many in the industry already know: Construction firms are having to pay higher wages to attract skilled workers from a shrinking labor pool. Average hourly earnings in construction...

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  • Guarantee Electrical Named As Finalist on Two AGC of MO Construction Keystone Awards

    For the eighth straight year, Guarantee Electrical Company (Guarantee) has been named as a finalist on multiple projects for the AGC Missouri Construction Keystone Awards.  With 18 Keystone wins including several project and Subcontractor of Year (SCOTY)...

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  • Four Electrical Connection Member Projects Named Finalists in AGC Keystone Awards

    Four Electrical Connection member projects are being saluted for construction excellence in the annual Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri Keystone Awards.  The projects – two apiece by NECA contractors Guarantee Electrical Co. and PayneCrest Electric, Inc....

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  • NGA Construction Training Event Held at Boys and Girls Club

    From The St. Louis American:  On Thursday, June 20, The U.S Army Corps of Engineers hosted the second of three Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) construction training events at the Boys and Girls Club of Saint Louis...

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  • Women Making Strides in Construction

    From AGCMO:  According to a March 2019 article in Construction Dive, the percentage of women in construction has hovered somewhere between 9 and 10 percent since 1996 and is currently at 9.9 percent. But of the 8.3...

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  • Why Your Kid Going Into the Trades is a Really Good Idea

    From Inc.:  My son tried college for a year, hated it and quit. It’s unfortunate considering the exorbitant tuition at the private university he attended. But then something fortunate happened. He decided to try working in the construction...

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  • Len Toenjes: Next NGA West project could be game changer for St. Louis employment opportunities

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Soon, one of the biggest projects in the region’s history will begin in north city. Construction of the new home for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s western headquarters — dubbed Next NGA West —...

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  • How to Solve the Skills Gap in Construction

    From Construction Business Owner:  The construction industry has a hiring problem. As baby boomers exit the workforce, the industry is seeing an increase in open job reqs. With millennials making up 35% of the workforce, construction companies...

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