Data released by the federal government suggests no signs of an upcoming recovery for the construction industry, industry officials say. The Census Bureau found that construction investments fell by 20.6% between September 2008 and September 2009. "These figures show just how dire business conditions are for the nation's contractors and their 6 million-plus employees," Stephen Sandherr, AGC's CEO, said. "The only green shoots contractors are seeing are the weeds sprouting around their idle construction equipment."
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