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After Capitol protests, COVID and more, 2021 must be a year of rebuilding. US construction industry is ready
NYC construction continues despite people fleeing
New Yorkers are fleeing New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic, yet high rise construction continues. FOX Business’ Kristina Partsinevelos with more.
After a tumultuous 2020 that is spilling into the New Year, 2021 must be a year of rebuilding.
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The challenges we have ahead are serious: Rebuilding our economy and our health care systems will be critical, to name a couple. But building—and rebuilding—is what we do in the construction industry.
Our industry is vital to recovery and the country’s economic engine. We begin with ideas, incorporate ingenuity and safety, and make something remarkable from that.
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The U.S. construction industry is comprised of the most talented craft professionals and apprentices in the world, and they get little credit.
At work, the construction industry creates goods and services vital to the public, produces well-paying careers and increased opportunities for small businesses to expand and generates overall economic growth.
Construction in a major driver of jobs and prosperity in the United States. Construction spending hit a record $1.4 trillion per year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, employing about 7.5 million workers to build the places where Americans live, work, play, worship, heal and learn. Every $1 billion in construction spending generates an average of at least 6,500 construction jobs.
Last year, Associated Builders and Contractors equipped our 21,000 members nationwide with hundreds of tools, resources and best practices to ensure the safe continuity of operations.