Government Relations

AGC is the leading advocate for the construction industry at the federal, state and local levels, and is committed to improving the image of the industry.

AGC Government-Relations Opportunities


Improve your business opportunities by expanding and improving public- and private-sector construction markets

Cost Efficiency

Reduce costs, delays and inefficiencies from excessive government regulation


Improve your firm's profitability by promoting fair tax treatment of our industry


Improve the supply of motivated workers


Develop public support for infrastructure funding and public appreciation for the industry’s role in building communities


Provide a strong voice on industry issues without the cost that would be prohibitively expensive for individual companies


Improve industry image and awareness, and promote the skills, integrity and responsibility of AGC-member companies

AGC-member benefits:

  • Federal, state and local government lobbying through professional staff in Washington, D.C., Olympia, Seattle, Fife, Yakima and Bellingham
  • Established relationships with contracting agencies and owner-education programs
  • Consistent representation on numerous boards and commissions affecting the construction industry
  • Coalitions with a broad range of partners to leverage strength on key issues
  • Media relations and advertising programs that promote the construction industry and the skill, integrity and responsibility of AGC members
  • A code of ethics for members
  • Award programs that promote outstanding achievement in construction excellence, safety, environmental awareness, diversity and community
  • Community-service activities and grassroots involvement
  • State-of-the-art, effective best-management practices to achieve environmental compliance on jobsites

Have a legal question and don’t know where to get started?

Try AGC’s free One-Call Legal Assistance service and get some help.
This program is provided by the AGC Legal Affairs Committee and is available to all current AGC members.

For more information, contact the AGC Government Affairs office at 360.352.5000, or contact AGC’s Chief Lobbyist Jerry VanderWood.