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ACT Ohio-Watchdog For The Construction Industry in OhioACT Ohio advocates for quality, safe construction by qualified contractors and skilled craftsmen, as well as level competition to ensure the state’s tax dollars are spent properly. ACT Ohio strives to educate and inform the public on the importance of fair wages, workforce training, industry regulations, safety standards and green construction practices.

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ACT Ohio Announces Political Endorsements (December)

The Executive Board of the Affiliated Construction Trades of Ohio (“ACT Ohio”) recently endorsed a number of additional candidates for legislative office.

The endorsements are in line with ACT Ohio’s mission to facilitate economic and industrial development and incorporate industry best practices for Ohio’s public and private capital improvement projects.

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Construction spending neared $900 billion in 2013

Construction spending during December 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted rate of $930.5 billion, .1 percent above November's estimate of $929.9 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

Spending in December was also well above the December 2012 estimate of $883.6 billion by 4.8 percent. This brings the final value of construction total for 2013 to $898.4 billion, which is 4.8 percent above the $857.0 billion spent in 2012. 

The largest increase in construction spending throughout 2013 was in the private sector. Residential construction alone increased 18 percent from 2012 to $330.7 billion. 

Spending by local, state and the federal government decreased just 2.8 percent below the $270.0 billion spent in 2012, with educational construction seeing the largest loss. 

For more detailed information on construction spending data and statistics please visit the U.S. Census Bureau. January 2014 data will be released on March 3. 


Szollosi testifies in support of Sub. S.B. 78

On Jan. 15, ACT Ohio Executive Director Matthew Szollosi testified before the Ohio Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. He was there to inform and explain to the legislators that ACT Ohio strongly supports Substitute Senate Bill 78 (Sub. S.B. 78).

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