Associated General Contractors of America

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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a trade association in the United States construction industry,[1] with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.


The AGC was founded in November, 1918 to address problems identified during World War I.[2][3][4] In 1912, the federal government asked the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to bring all industry associations together under its umbrella. AGC's founding members attended a Chamber-led meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the spring of 1918, but felt it was geared too much toward subcontractors. In the fall of 1918, the group that would later become the founding members met in Chicago and subsequently formed AGC.[5]


AGC represents over 6,500 of America’s general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, through a nationwide network of chapters.[1]


  1. ^ a b About us, AGC. Accessed: 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Bowen, Brian (11 May 2015). "Does Construction History Matter?". Engineering News Record. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ What is the Associated General Contractors of America? Archived 2015-09-08 at the Wayback Machine Bob Moore Construction Inc. Retrieved: 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Associated General Contractors of America: Helping Those Who Build America". US Builders Review. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Milestones are chances to celebrate history, focus on future". Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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