13 JANUARY 2021 - WEST SACRAMENTO, CALIF.
The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) and AGC Construction Education Foundation (www.agc-ca.org) have launched a landmark new partnership with BuildOUT California (www.buildoutcalifornia.org), the world’s first industry association dedicated to the sustainable growth of LGBTQ+ owned and certified businesses. The collaboration with California’s premiere organization representing the construction and contracting industry is the latest example of BuildOUT California’s rapid and respected impact on its member organizations.
The partnership between AGC and BuildOUT California provides a vital component to the success of building a more resilient state and strengthening industry through diversity, equity, and inclusion on job sites, in offices, and throughout our communities. AGC is committed to acknowledging and promoting the importance of LGBTQ+ businesses and entrepreneurs to the fabric and overall success of our construction industry and state at large.
“We strive to strengthen our efforts to promote a more diverse workforce and joint advocacy for economic equality at the local, state and national levels as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Peter Tateishi, CEO, AGC, President, AGC CEF. “The inclusion and recognition of our LGBTQ+ businesses and allies is a crucial part of this” he added.