Construction Group Suit Alleges NY Blocked Information on MWBE Contracts

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A trade group representing the building and highway construction industry is suing the state for allegedly stonewalling its requests for public information regarding contracts awarded to businesses operated by minorities and women, known as MWBEs. A lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany by the Associated General Contractors claims they have gotten no answers when they sought specifics about …

Contractors Help MWBEs Thrive to Further Industry

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The U.S. Construction industry is a $1.73 trillion industry. Its more than 700,000 companies account for over 7 million American jobs in building, engineering and a wide range of specialty trades, note Bureau of Labor statistics. But most appreciably, the industry exemplifies American ideals about hard work and upward mobility since many thriving construction companies are decades old, multigenerational, family-owned …