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Women in Construction Week

Mar 3, 2024

WHEREAS, our Nation has been shaped by the actions of women of every socioeconomic background and women play a role in every field of professional employment, representing a significant portion of the workforce; and

WHEREAS, construction professionals play a critical role in Alaska’s economy and development. The construction industry is one of the largest in the Nation, employing more than eight million individuals in the United States; and

WHEREAS, according to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), as of 2022, women make up about 9.9 percent of the construction industry in America; and

WHEREAS, the Alaska Chapter of NAWIC unceasingly promotes the employment and advancement of women in the construction industry; and

WHEREAS, the construction community is a driving force in fostering community development through renovation and beautification projects, promotion of skilled trades careers, and a positive vision of the future; and

WHEREAS, the Alaska Chapter of NAWIC works to achieve successful results for the State of Alaska and surrounding areas in a cooperative spirit with other organizations; and

WHEREAS, women from all walks of life utilize their skills, abilities, and passions to improve Alaska’s economy and increase the quality of its workforce. Women in construction are leaders in building and enhancing our infrastructure and continue to be a critical part in the development of our Great State.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim March 3 – 9, 2024 as:

Women in Construction Week

in Alaska and encourage all Alaskans to recognize the women in construction who have dedicated their careers to this critical industry.

Dated: March 3, 2024