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Detroit Business Leaders to Join BPC for Event on Private Investment in Infrastructure

Monday, March 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center and Detroit area business leaders will hold a forum next Thursday, April 7, to discuss how the public and private sector can work together to prioritize public value in future infrastructure investments.

As seen most recently with the water crisis in Flint, the nation’s infrastructure needs are greater than any one entity can handle and will need multiple actors to address the needs of communities in Michigan and across the country. The panel will discuss how the private sector can help stem the shortfall in federal infrastructure funding, and how it can work together with cities, counties, and states to prioritize public value in future investments.

The event is open to the public and press. This event will also be available via live webcast.

Members of the press wishing to attend in person or watch the webcast may RSVP using the link below or by emailing Jordan LaPier at [email protected] or Maureen Knightly at [email protected].


Eric Cantor
Former House Majority Leader
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company

Henry Cisneros
Founder and Chairman, CityView

Mary Kramer
Publisher, Crain’s Detroit Business

F. Thomas Lewand
Group Executive for Jobs and Economic Growth,City of Detroit

Rip Rapson
President and CEO, Kresge Foundation

Suzanne Shank
CEO, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC


Improving Infrastructure Investments: Prioritizing Public Value


Thursday, April 7, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET


Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
Founders AB Room
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226