Business Roundtable Statement on White House Action to Expedite Infrastructure Permitting

April 9, 2018

Washington – Business Roundtable today issued the following statement on the Trump Administration's actions to expedite review and permitting for major U.S. infrastructure projects.

“Today’s action by the Administration is a welcome change that will not only expedite review and approval of important infrastructure projects, but also help increase American competitiveness and economic growth,” said Mike Burke, Chairman and CEO of AECOM and Chair of the Business Roundtable Infrastructure Committee. “While much work remains to revitalize our nation’s aging infrastructure, this is a vital step forward in accelerating long-overdue infrastructure improvements throughout the country.”


“For years, onerous permitting processes and lengthy reviews have stood between American communities and infrastructure improvements they need and depend upon,” said Mark Costa, Chairman and CEO of Eastman and Chair of the Business Roundtable Smart Regulation Committee. “This is an important move by the Administration to promote a smart, streamlined regulatory environment that will help unlock investment, leading to economic growth and job creation.”