Construction to Begin in July on the new East 34th Street Rapid Station
By James Ewinger, The Plain Dealer
The $7.5 million project will make the new Campus Station accessible to persons with disabilities and will be a major boost to the Opportunity Corridor and the Campus District."
Indoor Sports Complex Could Make Sandusky a Year-Round Destination Place
New article by Susan Glaser of the The Plain Dealer examines Cedar Point's proposes $28 million for an indoor sports complex.
This is a great opportunity to provide people from outside of our area a reason to visit here year-round."
From Helmets to Hard Hats, Veterans Find Careers in Construction
Mary Hui of the Washington Post interviews Bob Luckett, founder of Veteran’s Next Mission, a nonprofit that offers veterans a paid four-year training program to prepare them for a career in the construction industry.
Construction is a “very natural” transition for veterans, Luckett said, because it shares so many...
Dallas Investor Looking to buy Cleveland's Ohio Bell Building (AT&T) for Apartments
By Michelle Jarboe, The Plain Dealer reports about Todd Interests, the Dallas investor exploring a partial residential conversion of the property, where AT&T currently maintaining its servers.
The real estate firm is exploring a partial residential conversion of the property, where AT&T maintains servers and other...
Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) Conference Discuss Gender Pay Gap
This article is by Debra K. Rubin and Janice L. Tuchman, Engineering News-Record
...the gender pay gap in construction—with women earning 93¢ for every male dollar—is narrower than the business average of 82¢ per dollar, “but it’s not where we need to be."
The Albert M. Higley Co. will Construct the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland's new Residence Facility named Merici Crossings
By Crain's Cleveland Business
Merici Crossings, designed by HDS Architecture and constructed by The Albert M. Higley Co., will cost about $20 million and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018."
Minimum Wage Raise is Back on the Table in Cleveland
By Peter Krouse, Cleveland.com
A recent court ruling means a referendum that aims to raise the minimum wage in Cleveland well above the statewide minimum could be back in play."
Small Business Support Program Expanded in Cuyahoga County
Article by Jay Miller of Crain's Cleveland Business
The expansion will open up the program to three more inner-ring suburbs. The county said it will solicit applications from all of the 22 cities around the core city and pick three to work with in this round of funding."
Trump Signs Executive Order to Expand Apprenticeships
From The White House - Office of the Press Secretary
The order would devote funds to promoting apprenticeships with a particular focus on ‘students at accredited secondary and postsecondary educational institutions, including community colleges.’ Funds would also be used to expand youth participation in...
Demand for Construction in the Private-Sector has Sparked Construction Employment Increase
According to the employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Construction employment continues to expand in the majority of the nation’s metro areas...Many firms are adding new employees as they work to keep pace with demand for new private-sector projects.”...