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Guest on The Infra Blog: Hon. Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania & Co-Chair of Building America’s Future

Posted by Steve Anderson on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Edward G. Rendell

Steven C.F. Anderson, Managing Director, InfrastructureUSA, spoke with Hon. Edward G. Rendell at Banking on the Future, a conference presented by Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, in cooperation with Bernard L. Schwartz, Congressman Steve Israel and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute. The event took place on March 14th, at the William and Anita Newman Conference Center, Baruch College, City University of New York

As Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-2011, Edward G. Rendell served two terms as chief executive of the nation’s 6th-most-populous state and oversaw a $28.3 billion budget. Under Governor Rendell’s leadership, Pennsylvania’s economy rebounded sharply. When he became Governor, the commonwealth faced a projected budget deficit of $2.4 billion. As one of his first acts, Governor Rendell cut government spending to close that deficit and implemented programs and policies to apply business principles of productivity and cost-savings to the operation of state government.

Rendell is also Co-Chair of Building America’s Future, with Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California.  Building America’s Future is a bipartisan coalition of elected officials dedicated to bringing about a new era of U.S. investment in infrastructure that enhances our nation’s prosperity and quality of life.

Edward G. Rendell:

We need to create infra “buzz”

Both parties working together for infra

Reducing the deficit AND creating jobs

Cut military spending, create jobs with infra investment

Infra is not as expensive as it seems

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