December 30, 2020
EDUCATION & EVENTS
STP Registration Open for January

Registration is open for two Supervisory Training Program (STP) units beginning in January:

Wednesdays: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10 

Thursdays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
CM-Lean January Cohort

AGC of Minnesota will be starting another Lean cohort in January! Participants can save money by taking the entire series, or may register for individual units. See all the available units here.


  • Jan 26 & 28: Unit 1 (Variation in Production Systems)
  • Feb 2 & 4: Unit 2 (Pull in Production)
  • Feb 9 & 11: Unit 3 (Lean Workstructuring)
  • Feb 16 & 18: Unit 4 (The Last Planner System)
  • Feb 23, 24, 25: Unit 5 (Lean Supply Chain and Assembly)
  • March 2 & 4: Unit 6 (Lean Design and Pre-construction)
  • March 9, 10, 11: Unit 7 (Problem-solving Principles and Tools)
10 benefits of having an experienced right of way professional on your project

Enlisting the help of a licensed right of way professional to manage planning, design and land acquisition processes can keep project development moving forward. Right of way experts bring the knowledge and understanding to ensure each phase of development remains in compliance with federal and state regulations. Learn more

By Penny Rolf, Director of Right of Way, WSB
LEGISLATIVE NEWS
Zooming Into the 2021 Legislative Session

Legislators are set to take their oath of office next week when the MN Legislative session begins on Tuesday, January 5th. How elected officials take their oath of office – in person or virtually – remains an open question and highlights the uniqueness of the upcoming budget-setting session. The House and the Senate are taking differing approaches to meetings and hearings. Hearings in the House will be conducted online, whereas the Senate expects to utilize a hybrid approach with a small group of select members attending some meetings in person. Most staff members will continue working remotely from home. AGC’s government affairs team – Laura Ziegler, Tom Murphy, and Lisa Frenette – are ready to pivot when necessary and continue to represent AGC contractors with legislators, staff, the Governor's Office, and state agencies. Lobbying is a business based on relationships. While spontaneous interactions at the Capitol will not be possible at the start of the session, virtual meetings erase geographical limitations and allow for more member engagement. It will be more important than ever to build and maintain relationships with your legislators as they make budget and policy decisions this year. Please reach out to Laura Ziegler at lziegler@agcmn.org if you need assistance identifying and connecting with your elected officials. We are here to navigate the process on your behalf, particularly through the uncertainty this session will bring. AGC’s years of building relationships across political party lines and working with various coalitions will again prove to be imperative in 2021.

AGC of Minnesota will be focused on comprehensive transportation funding, any COVID-19 response legislation related to construction, and many other issues affecting your business. Stay updated by checking out the Weekly Update and joining our Legislative Committee conversations. The committee will meet every three weeks starting in late January for a half hour to an hour. Reach out to Laura Ziegler to join the conversation. 
2020 Year-End Federal Legislative Package

On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress passed a $2.3 trillion, 5,593-page COVID-relief and federal government funding package. The president signed it into law on Dec. 27. The Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) government relations team worked day and night for months fighting to ensure the best possible outcome for the construction industry. Although not everything AGC fought for made it into the package, there are many significant construction industry priorities that AGC secured.

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