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Infrastructure At An Inflection Point – The Brains Of The Economy In 2030!

fork junction traffic sign with crossroads spliting in two ways, Strategic inflection points… can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights. But it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end. Andy Grove

Despite all of the noise, I think that Washington is beginning to connect the dots on infrastructure in an important way, and not a moment too soon. You can sense a shift around big issues: the place of infrastructure in the economy; the ownership, purpose and focus of our assets; and the even bigger question of the institutions that bring us together, and drive project priorities and economic performance. As this happens, we’ll build great things again: the infrastructure to support advanced manufacturing in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania; smart city laboratories around the country; high speed rail in Texas!

Everyone is in on the act. There is an infrastructure traffic jam on the Senate’s legislative highway, with at least five major infrastructure initiatives spread across just as many committees. The Senate’s passage on June 8th of the $250 billion bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, focused on addressing our historically low R&D spend, prodded forward by the rise of China, is a huge opportunity […]

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