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Welcome to AGC Houston's Legislative Action Center

Election Information

- Local Elections -
Early Voting: April 23-May 1, 2018
Election Day: May 5, 2018
- Primary Runoff Election -
Early Voting: May 14-18, 2018
Election Day: May 22, 2018

AGC Advocacy Breakfast

Join the AGC Government Affairs Committee for its annual Advocacy Breakfast. This year's event will feature Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, with a legislative update by AGC Texas Building Branch.


April 26, 2018 from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at The Houstonian Hotel

Register

What's Important to AGC Houston?

Our goal is that each construction worker return home safe every day to their family. This requires a very strong focus on all aspects of safety. In collaboration with OSHA, AGC Houston works closely with all public and private entities to ensure that a safe work environment is everyone’s goal.
As the economy goes, so goes commercial construction. The chapter looks to civic leaders to deliver and enforce policies that demand fiscally strong actions that ensure a favorable business climate in the region, both in the short-term and in the long-term.
The very diverse nature of the Greater Houston Region is one of our greatest strengths and it demands our industry be reflective of this diversity. AGC Houston looks to civic leaders not only to advocate for but establish criteria that allow small and minority businesses to grow and prosper.
The Construction Career Collaborative (C3), whose mission is to develop a sustainable workforce for the industry, began as an AGC Houston initiative in 2009. Now an industry-wide 501(c)3 organization, the chapter continues to support C3 by engaging owners, architects and contractors in supporting its principles. Additionally, AGC Houston works closely with the Greater Houston Partnership and its UpSkill Houston initiative, a program designed to promote career opportunities in middle skill jobs.
A city as dynamic as Houston requires services of the government that reflect that sense of timeliness. An expeditious permitting program not only streamlines the construction process, but reflects a government that supports a favorable business climate.
While AGC Houston works hard to create the best business environment for commercial builders, being part of a multi-faceted industry in a region the size of Greater Houston requires much collaboration and partnering. The Chapter enjoys a great working relationship with many of the public entities in the region as well as the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE – an organization of K-12 owners), the Texas Gulf Coast Workforce Board, and other industry-related organizations.

The Voice of the Industry

As a local trade organization, AGC Houston has been representing the best interests of the commercial construction industry of Greater Houston for more than 90 years. While a representative of the industry at large, the association is supported by a membership of 500 firms. This includes general and specialty contractors, as well as service and supply companies. These firms employ over 25,000 individuals in the region.

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Through its Government Affairs Committee (GAC) the chapter is dedicated to staying abreast of the regulatory, legal and political issues that affect our members at both the state and local level. As a rule AGC Houston does not endorse political candidates. The GAC does make recommendations to the AGC Houston PAC, which actively supports candidates whose interests closely align to what is important to the chapter and its members.

For more information or assistance, please contact William Martinez, Government Affairs & Diversity Manager, at william.m@agchouston.org.