The construction industry will be out in full force at the General Assembly today as they meet with legislators to push their issues.
It's part of the Hard Hat Legislative Conference, an annual trip to Raleigh that members of the Associated Builders and Contractors have been making since 2008.
ABC of the Carolinas represents commercial, industrial and institutional general contractors, specialty contractors, associates and suppliers. It has some 360 members in 876 offices across the state.
The construction industry has been hammered during the economic downturn, hurt by both a tight lending environment and a decline in both residential and commercial property values.