ABC recognizes the need for workforce development in the Greater Houston area. Locally, we have been fortunate to maintain a healthy and vibrant business environment that has been a construction driver for numerous years. However, this steady growth has resulted in a strong demand for skilled labor, tapping an already strained pool of talented crafts professionals. Many factors have contributed to a workforce shortage including a negative industry image, and a lack of united industry recruiting efforts. ABC Greater Houston members have created a set of Recommended Practices in an effort to impact the workforce shortage by promoting the industry in a positive light and facilitating professional training and career development.