Policy Priorities

Where We Stand

Our national organization, AGC of America, formed in 1918 following a request by President Woodrow Wilson that contractors form an association so they could speak with one voice on matters of concern to the growing industry. Likewise, the Arizona chapter formed in 1934 to serve as the voice of the construction industry in Arizona.

We strive to create a strong, vibrant, competitive and safe construction market. No other trade association covers the wide variety of important construction issues such as infrastructure, safety and health, workforce development, energy and environment, labor and HR, taxes and more. Some of our current priorities are listed below, but we are neither narrow in focus nor limited in scope.

OPPOSE: City of Phoenix Proposed Heat Mitigation Ordinance

March 8, 2024 The City of Phoenix is proposing a heat mitigation ordinance that requires contractors to create a heat safety and mitigation plan.  The proposed ordinance requires any company with a city contract to provide adequate cool drinking water, necessary breaks, shade, “access” to air conditioning, etc.  AZAGC members provide safe workplaces and follow the OSHA and ADOSH requirements.  We told the City the ordinance is redundant and unnecessary. View AZAGC Response to COP Heat Mitigation Ordinance

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SUPPORT: Maricopa County Proposition 479

UPDATE: February 27, 2024 Connect Maricopa (Proposition 479) kicked-off the campaign with Governor Hobbs and many other dignitaries. Along with strong business community support, Proposition 479 is off to an excellent start. Support Prop 479!   UPDATE: February 15, 2024 Join us to kick off the Prop 479 Campaign! Please join use for a kick-off event in support of Proposition 479 with special guests Governor Katie Hobbs, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and Mesa Mayor John Giles. Multistudio 521 S 3rd

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OPPOSE: Prevailing Wage Ordinances

UPDATE January 12, 2024 The Cities of Phoenix and Tucson passed prevailing wage ordinances this week, and AZAGC promised to challenge the legality of them. We will be teaming up with the Goldwater Institute, the Arizona Builders Alliance, and Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona to explore the best legal path to challenge illegal prevailing wage ordinances. More to come as things unfold.   UPDATE January 8, 2024 AZAGC issued a press release announcing our decision to sue cities that adopt

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