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Metro Freight: The Global Goods Trade that Moves Metro Economies (REPORT)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
The Memphis Logistics Hub and Future Economic Growth

One of the lessons from the Great Recession is the need to grow and support the tradable sectors, typically manufacturing and high-end services, of our metropolitan economies. But to drive these tradable sectors, metropolitan areas need physical access to markets. Metropolitan freight connectivity enables this access and the ensuing modern global value chains. Without it, trade cannot occur.

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Tampa, FL: Downtown Fast Forward

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Downtown: Fast Forward – Preview from MEGA inc. on Vimeo. Be sure to check out the full interviews and video’s to follow at: “What’s Tampa like in 10 years? And how do we get there?” Take a look at what our community is saying and what they project to see in Downtown, in ten […]

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Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Infrastructure is the physical framework upon which the U.S. economy operates and the nation’s standard of living depends. Everything depends on this framework, including transporting goods, powering factories, heating and cooling office buildings, and enjoying a glass of clean water.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Robbie Diamond, Founder, President & CEO, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Robbie Diamond is the Founder, President and CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). In 2006, he came together with Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, and CEO of FedEx Corporation, and General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.), 28th Commandant of the Marine Corps, to form SAFE’s Energy Security Leadership Council, a group of prominent business leaders […]

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Locating Affordable Housing Near Transit: A Strategic Economic Decision

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

RECONNECTING AMERICA The United States has entered an era marked by fiscal constraints, national economic restructuring, and major demographic shifts. Communities of all sizes — urban, suburban, and rural — must find ways to do more with less, while still meeting their residents’ daily needs. Transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and city and county governments […]

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East Harlem Affordable Housing Under Threat: Strategies for Preserving Rent-Regulated Units

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION Executive Summary Across New York City, the availability of affordable housing is in jeopardy. Even with the ambitious efforts of the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to preserve or create thousands of affordable housing units, rent protections for much of the existing stock will expire in the coming decades. Nowhere is this […]

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A New Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget proposes a bold plan to renew and expand America’s infrastructure. The plan includes a $50 billion up-front investment connected to a $476 billion six-year reauthorization of the surface transportation program and the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. In support of this commitment, the Department of the Treasury, with the Council of Economic Advisers, has updated our analysis of the economic effects of infrastructure investment.

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Export Nation 2012: How U.S. Metropolitan Areas Are Driving National Growth

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The Great Recession reset the world economic map. Suddenly, with the bulk of the world’s economic growth transferred beyond the borders of a recession-mired West and into emerging markets, American metropolitan areas and the nation as a whole were left to cast about for new sources of growth.

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Talking Infrastructure with Engineers at ASCE’s 141st Annual Civil Engineering Conference

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This is the first in a series of posts.
Steven CF Anderson, Managing Director of InfrastructureUSA speaks with several engineers attending the American Society of Civil Engineers 141st Annual Civil Engineering Conference held last month in Memphis, Tennessee:

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MAP-21 – Possible Impacts of Revised Core Transportation Programs

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Transportation Issues Daily The MAP-21 proposal would consolidate the current seven “core” highway programs into five. Core highway programs are the primary programs through which funding is allocated to states and on to local jurisdictions. I’ve taken a stab at the possible impacts of the consolidation. If you’re analyzing the bill and have additions or […]

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