The Solution Is Clear: Long-Term Outlook Compels New Model, Delivers More Infrastructure
There is another way. The private sector stands ready to partner and assist—bringing an appetite for risk, necessary capital, and valuable expertise. Investors with hundreds of billions of dollars to deploy are actively seeking infrastructure projects to support.
Unfortunately, there are a number of barriers preventing the investment of private capital into U.S. infrastructure projects. As a result, America is leaving dollars on the table as capital flows to more receptive shores.
Together the public and private sectors can establish a new model for infrastructure investment that confronts risk and captures value over a project’s full life-cycle—propelling America’s infrastructure into a modern, technologically advanced, and integrated network that enables prosperity long into the future. Our council aims to increase the flow of private capital into U.S. infrastructure projects by:
- addressing the pervasive underappreciation of future infrastructure liabilities in America;
- encouraging partnerships with the private sector to share risks and maximize the value the public receives from infrastructure assets;
- ensuring communities across the country have tools to make necessary investments.
The challenge before us is enormous, but we have the resources to address it—if we can overcome the barriers that are pushing those resources away.
Learn more about the Executive Council on Infrastructure: infrastructurecouncil.org