AGC of Colorado Opens Colorado Springs Office
The Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC/C) has opened a new office in Colorado Springs to better serve its members in the second largest city in the state. AGC/C has been active in the Colorado Springs area for years, but recently made the investment to have a dedicated location to better serve its members. AGC provides area construction firms with advocacy, education, networking and workforce development services.
“Our goal with the new office location in Colorado Springs is to extend our breadth of resources to construction firms in Southern Colorado and engage with local leaders to continue the positive economic momentum. We firmly believe in investing in the locations we serve with office space and staff time to better serve our members to help bolster our local programs, and we want our Colorado Springs members to know that we are never more than a stone’s throw away from their offices and projects,” commented Michael Gifford, CEO and president of AGC/C.
Despite the effects of COVID-19, Colorado Springs has maintained a positive growth in construction jobs with 19,300 jobs as of September 2020, which reflects a 2.1 percent rate of growth in construction jobs from September 2019 to September 2020, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These construction jobs are evidenced by the several large construction projects already underway, including the downtown U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum; the multipurpose stadium housing the Colorado Springs Switchbacks; the new Summit House atop Pikes Peak; and a new headquarters for Ent Credit Union.
The new office location will also allow AGC/C to strengthen their existing partnership with the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (HBA). This alliance was formed five years ago to provide training for high school construction trades programs, and now serves 20 high schools and 2,000 students in the Colorado Springs area.