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The Benefits of Private Investment in Infrastructure

Posted by Content Coordinator on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

SPHERE CONSULTING

Private Capital in Infrastructure Works

  • Jointly public and private investment in infrastructure can create millions of jobs. The private sector is already largely responsible for designing, building, and financing our nation’s infrastructure and can do more.
  • Over $250 bn of private capital has been raised, and some additional legislative and administrative changes could accelerate infrastructure projects and enhance funding.
  • Private investment in infrastructure frees government dollars for allocation to other troubled areas of the economy and transfers risk away from the public partner to the private entity.
  • Private investment has been proven worldwide to generate positive economic growth and can act as a stimulus by providing investment grade projects to invest in.
  • Private capital allows U.S. workers through their pension funds to invest in the growth of our national economy, generate jobs, and enhance our global competitiveness.

Private Capital is Ready to Create Jobs

Private investment in infrastructure could generate 1.9 million jobs in the U.S. market…

National Unemployment

…Incentives to invest private capital must be taken into account in the proposed National Infrastructure Bank and SAFETEA-LU reauthorization.

Construction Sector Hit Harder

Construction unemployment remains significantly higher than the national average …

Construction Center Unemployment

… “Simply put, there just isn’t enough demand for construction to fuel the kind of hiring needed to get industry employment back to where it was in 2007”~AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson, June 3rd, 2011

Download full report (PDF): The Benefits of Private Investment in Infrastructure

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