For immediate release - Jan. 3, 2024

Brian Turmail, Vice President of Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives at Associated General Contractors of America
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Construction association and Sage will release its 2024 Construction Hiring & Business Outlook during live media briefing on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. CST

New outlook to preview strengths and weaknesses in construction demand, need for new workers and firms’ planned investments in technology and AI for 2024

Angie McElhaney, CFO, Mark One Electric

On Thursday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. CST, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage will release its national and state* construction hiring and business forecasts for 2024 during a virtual media briefing. The outlook reflects contractors’ expectations for demand for different types of construction and for hiring, their biggest challenges and their plans to invest in artificial intelligence and other types of technology for the year. It is based on survey responses from nearly 1,300 contractors across the country.

During the briefing, AGC of America’s chief economist, Ken Simonson, will share details of the outlook. AGC of America chief executive officer Steve Sandherr will detail steps public officials should take to support the growth of the construction industry in 2024, and Sage’s vice president of construction and real estate, Dustin Anderson, will provide an analysis of the industry’s technology expectations for the year. Construction contractors will be available to discuss their expectations for the year and local market conditions.

Angie McElhaney, 2024 Chair of The Builders, a chapter of the AGC Board of Directors, will speak to her perspective working for a top five electrical contractor and top five woman owned company in the Kansas City area for years per the Kansas City Business Journal.

Who: Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.

Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.

Dustin Anderson, Vice President, Sage Construction & Real Estate, Portland, Ore.

Lynn Hansen, CEO, Crowder Construction, Charlotte, N.C.

Angie McElhaney, CFO, Mark One Electric, Kansas City, Mo.

What: Release of 2024 national, regional and state* construction hiring, business forecasts

When: Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024 | 11 a.m. CST

Where: Zoom

In case you didn’t have a chance to attend the media event live, here is the replay.

Contact: Brian Turmail at 703.459.0238 or [email protected].

*State data available for: Ala., Alaska, Calif., Colo., Fla., Ga., Ill., Iowa, Kan., Ky., Mo., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Ore., Pa., Tenn., Texas, Utah, Va., Wash.