A modern infrastructure system is key to unleashing the full productive potential of the U.S. economy. In recent years, however, public-sector investment in infrastructure has not kept pace with the dynamism, innovation and growth elsewhere in the U.S. economy. This study is designed to quantify and make the case for the benefits of taking action to reverse this trend. Using an industry-base macroeconomic model, it estimates the economic impacts of a fiscally responsible investment of $737 billion over 10 years in surface transportation, water and wastewater, aviation, water resources, and water transportation, plus the crucial step of establishing a “new normal” level of public-sector commitment to maintaining American infrastructure.
Delivering for America
A modern infrastructure system is key to unleashing the full productive potential of the U.S. economy. This report examines the state of U.S. infrastructure, where we need to go, and the economic effects of taking action. Infrastructure undergirds a modern, competitive U.S. economy, and is a catalyst for the connections and creativity that will power the innovation and economy of the future.