Infrastructure is the foundation of our economy and essential to national competitiveness. Infrastructure investments produce broad-based prosperity for American businesses and working families, facilitating social mobility and access to jobs, educational opportunities, people, and ideas. Modernizing infrastructure also improves public health and safety and reduces the need for emergency funding for rebuilding and repair in the wake of more extreme weather.
An investment in our national infrastructure is an investment in ourselves and the perfect vehicle for lifting working families. With smart policies and processes, our leaders can ensure infrastructure and job training investments are allocated efficiently, equitably, and productively, ensuring real benefits to working families. Investing in working families with high-quality infrastructure projects produces substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits while laying the foundation for a productive, sustainable economy. And by directing resources to communities most in need, we can ensure that the economy works for everyone — not just the wealthy few.