The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a trade association
in the United States construction
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with headquarters in Arlington
The AGC was founded in November, 1918 to address problems identified during World War I
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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.
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.
Category:Construction industry of the United States
Category:Organizations established in 1918
Category:1918 establishments in the United States
Category:Organizations based in Arlington County, Virginia