The Builders Association, with the help of its lobbyist, Capitol Consulting Group, ensures that the interests of the construction industry are represented by:
Monitoring all bills introduced in the Illinois General Assembly and the City of Chicago and taking the stance that best serves our members
Supporting construction and business-friendly bills
Opposing bills that will impact the industry adversely and impede the ability of our members to do business
Supporting legislators and candidates who are pro-business and are advocates of legislation that benefits the construction industry through PAC (Political Action Committee) funds
Drafting legislation that will improve and expand opportunities for Builders Association members
Representing Construction Nationally
The Builders Association's affiliation with the AGC of America, the most powerful proponent of national construction legislation, continues to forge strategic relationships with several industry organizations and government agencies to help fuel business expansion.
News and articles
- Illinois Construction Employment Declined Over Past Year
- By Abby Koppers, May 20, 2013
An analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department shows that Illinois has lost the largest number of construction jobs (12,900) between April of 2012 and April of 2013. Illinois also lost more jobs (7,900) than any other state between March and April of 2013. Association officials explain that the decline has been caused by federal spending cuts and a weak demand from the private sector.
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