Groups Stress Infrastructure Investment

January 16, 2012

Investment in America's crumbling infrastructure -- including roads, rails, runways and other systems -- will create jobs, boost our ability to export, make travel safer, attract greater investment, reduce emissions and strengthen the economy, say AGC President Kristine Young, John Ruan III, chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Mary Vermeer Andringa, president of Vermeer.

In a guest editorial appearing in The Des Moines Register, the trio stresses that Congress must prioritize the passage of long-term transportation bills, and public funds must be leveraged to attract private investment, because "[e]very $1 billion of federal money can result in $30 billion in transportation investment."

Source: AGC