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ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 5 - Issue: 35 - 09/09/2016

Construction Blog Highlights

On a regular basis, we highlight content posted on other blogs that we feel would benefit our readers.  This week's blog highlights include:

 

5 Ways to Brand Your Construction Company

Last week, Rachel Burger provided a useful list of 36 books on construction project management at the Capterra blog site.  This week we bring your attention another useful article by Rachel, this time on a marketing topic -- how to make sense, and sales, out of a pro-active branding strategy. Read the article here and be sure to check out the resources she includes as well as those posted by readers.

 

Mark Buckshon on Construction Marketing
Now that we're on the subject of marketing, the Construction Marketing Ideas blog should be on the top of your list. Recent posts address business development, generating leads and making sales. This past July, Mark wrote a three-page article for Marketer magazine on The Seller-Doer Business Development Model for the A/E/C community, which can be downloaded here.

 

Georgia Construction Boom Running Up Against Labor Shortages

In mid-August we referenced a post that addressed what's behind labor shortages, and two weeks ago we noted Georgia is one of the top ten states in construction job growth. Despite this, we now learn that metro Atlanta has made Georgia one of the state's with the largest shortfall.  The Associated General Contractors of America says far more workers are leaving the industry than entering, according to this article at the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The article, which can be read here, notes that as much as one-third of the workers on the new Braves stadium never worked on a construction site before! 

 

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