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Construction Employment Increases In 145 Out of 339 Metro Areas
Construction employment increased in 145 out of 339 metropolitan areas between January 2012 and January 2013, declined in 141 and was stagnant in 53, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released March 22 by the Associated General Contractors of America.
Construction Equipment Guide – 4/1/2013

Minnesota Transportation Projects to Total $1.1 Billion
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced plans to complete $1.1 billion worth of road construction in 2013, according to finance-commerce.com.
Construction Equipment – 3/28/2013

U.S. infrastructure headed toward $1.6 trillion deficit in 2020, ASCE says
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) warns that United States infrastructure will fall $1.6 trillion short of what's needed to maintain existing facilities through 2020, according to a Bloomberg report.
Better Roads – 3/26/2013

American Society of Civil Engineers Gives D+ to 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) just released its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, a comprehensive assessment of the nation's infrastructure across 16 sectors. Updated once every four years, this year's Report Card found that America's cumulative GPA for infrastructure rose slightly to a D+ from a D in 2009.
CE Unbound – 3/19/2013

Construction Sector Adds 48,000 Jobs in February
Data from the Labor Department indicated the addition of 48,000 new construction jobs in February 2013, according to Reuters.
Construction Equipment – 3/8/2013

ARTBA Projects Growth in the the U.S. Transportation Construction Market in 2013
The U.S. transportation construction infra-structure market will show modest growth in 2013, increasing three percent from $126.5 billion to $130.3 billion, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) forecast model.
Construction Equipment Guide – 12/17/2012

Combined 2013 Construction Economic Outlooks Point to Project Hot Spots
AGC, ARTBA and NAHB economists forecast reviving housing and certain private sectors but static road work
For Construction Pros – 12/6/2012

Granite joint venture team awarded $42 million highway project in Northern California
The joint venture of Granite Construction Co. and MCM Construction Inc. has been awarded a $42 million highway contract by the California Department of Transportation for the construction of the San Juan Road Interchange in Monterey County, according to Granite Construction Inc.
Better Roads – 10/17/2012

$7.2 billion infrastructure program launched in Chicago
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched "Build a New Chicago," a $7.2 billion infrastructure program that would create 30,000 jobs throughout the next three years, according to a Chicago-Sun Times report.
Equipment World – 4/2/2012

Turner Building Cost Index forecasts construction cost to increase slightly in Q2
Turner Construction Co.'s second quarter 2011 Turner Building Cost Index has slightly increased over the first quarter of 2011.
Equipment World – 6/16/2011