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Memo to the Next President: Building America's 21st Century Infrastructure

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Progressive Policy Institute (U.S.)

Author(s): Jessica Milano

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Economics (Infrastructure)

Keywords: Infrastructure investment; Public infrastructure; Presidential transition

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


America's infrastructure is in need of significant repairs, but increased demand cannot be met by tax-based government funds alone. An American Investment Bank would be able to raise funds for infrastructure development, promote public-private partnerships, and allocate funds efficiently without being subject to some of the pitfalls of annual budgeting.