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NECA This Week

Happy Holidays from NECA National

Dec 19, 2022

Industry News

Fed raises main rate by half point, signals higher level in 2023

The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate Wednesday by 0.5 percentage point, downshifting after a streak of four consecutive 0.75 percentage point increases while raising its estimate for rate hikes next year.

US Dept. of Energy Deploys $1.5B to Upgrade National Labs

Construction workplace fatalities declined modestly in 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. But safety and health officials with contractor groups and organized labor say that even with the improvements, the instances of some types of fatal construction accidents have risen and more needs to be done to reduce deaths on the job.



Happy Holidays from NECA National!

Happy Holidays from NECA National

NECA wishes all of our members, partners and staff a very happy holidays surrounded by family and friends! We want to thank you for an amazing 2022 and we're looking forward to 2023. Watch Video

Registration is Open for NECA Now & WINFL

Registration is Open for NECA Now & WINFL

NECA NOW 2023 is a three-day Executive Leadership Conference focused on your professional and personal growth. The Women in NECA and Future Leaders Leadership Conference features two full days of education and breakout sessions, group discussions and networking opportunities. Both events will take place in San Antonio, Texas in April 2023!


WINFL Conference 


Save the Date for NECA Legislative Conference in Washington, DC

Save the Date for NECA Legislative Conference in Washington, DC

 Join fellow contractors from around the country for updates on Congress, electrical industry priorities, NECA’s lobbying and fundraising efforts, and more. This year, NECA's Legislative Conference will be held at the Salamander Washington, DC on March 27-29, 2023. More Information


Preventing Line-of-Fire Incidents

Preventing Line-of-Fire Incidents

Executive Director of Outside Line Safety, Mike Starner, discusses in his December message to District 10 how Line-of-Fire hazards are one of the deadliest hazards found in construction and how to prevent them. Read More


Upcoming Events

Elevate your career with our on-demand and live training classes


Grow Your Business Through Wireless
January 19 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Tracking Your Assets to Hit Schedule & Win Contracts
January 26 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 

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Basic Estimating
January 9 - 24 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET  

Advanced Estimating Strategies
January 9 - 12 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET  

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In-Person Events

2023 MEP Innovation Conference
January 11-13 | Austin, TX

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Legal Alert

NECA's General Counsel and VP of Risk Management, Jef Fagan, provides a brief summary of the Inflation Reduction Act’s apprenticeship and prevailing wage guidance as well as an in depth webinar on the topic. Read Now




PAC Total - $900,341



Operational Fund Total - $369,810

NECA Government Affairs Operational Fund


Special Thanks

Special thanks to David Chorley of Continental Electrical Construction Co. for joining the Political Leadership Council! 

Congratulations to the Mahoning Valley Chapter, Western Ohio Chapter, Northern California Chapter, Milwaukee Chapter, North Texas Chapter, Illinois Chapter, West Virginia-Ohio Valley Chapter, Northwest Line Constructors Chapter, Rocky Mountain Chapter, and Southern Sierras Chapter on reaching their 2022 NECAPAC Goals!

If you'd like to make a NECAPAC contribution in 2022, please send it into the NECA office by December 20, 2022 for it to be processed and counted for this calendar year! Thanks so much for your support!



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