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December 10, 2008 —
Leveraging Infrastructure Investment Now and for the Future

Go to this article at the Brookings Institution website

Members of Congress and the new administration are currently debating a recovery plan that could direct hundreds of billions of dollars towards infrastructure to help put Americans back to work and get our economy moving by rebuilding our roads, bridges, and mass transit systems.

Though state governments have tremendous outstanding investment needs, any infrastructure investments included in a recovery bill need to focus on investments that secure the existing system and help transition to a clean, efficient, energy-independent future—creating millions of green jobs and job opportunities for the under-employed in the process.


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