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The Associated General Contractors of America, the voice of the construction industry since 1918, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry-related companies dedicated to Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility.
AGC - San Diego Chapter, Inc. has been in existence since 1927. AGC is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting use of the latest technology, and advocating building the best quality projects for owners, both public and private.
April 16, 2018
Fix the DBE Program!
By Mike McManus, Director of Engineering Construction and Industry Relations
The present small and disadvantaged business programs that are common with state, federal, and municipal governments are rooted in the 1960's. Specifically, the foundation statute was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is also the legislation that prompted, enabling legislation at the state level around the country. The concept of the small and disadvantaged business programs is to require prime contractors to subcontract work to a specific list of firms that the government creates in order to right the wrongs of discrimination.