April 19, 2019
In anticipation of Infrastructure Week, May 13 – 20, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has updated and re-issued Building to Win, its comprehensive proposal to invest in and modernize America’s infrastructure. According to the proposal, “The modern manufacturing economy we are building does not have the kind of infrastructure we need to support our vision for an exceptional America.”
NAM states that America’s infrastructure investment is one-third of what it was in 1960. Yet, China’s infrastructure investment is almost double the size of that in the U.S., and India’s infrastructure investment is growing at a rate that triples the infrastructure outlays of the U.S., Mexico and Canada combined.
Building to Win outlines the amount of investments needed in highways, bridges, airports, ports and inland waterways, public transport and rail. It also proposes a combination of public and private funding for the needed investments.