The U.S. infrastructure is literally crumbling beneath our feet and wheels. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave it a D+ in 2017. Cars are falling into sink holes from roads that literally sink, or falling into the water when a bridge collapses. Water pipes are breaking and leaking toxins into our drinking water. Subways are coming to a halt for urgent, potentially life-threatening repairs.
Donald Trump as a candidate talked constantly about rebuilding our infrastructure and continues to do so as president, so there’s hope that, despite years of attempts in Washington by both Democrats and Republicans to do so, that maybe this year our fragile infrastructure will finally be fixed.
But…What kind of infrastructure do we need to support a 21st century economy?
Kelly Carnes, CEO of business strategy firm TechVision21 and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy describes how the new economy requires us to look at infrastructure differently. In this episode, Part 2 of this two-part interview series with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson, you’ll hear about:
- What a 21st century economy needs in its infrastructure.
- How to support a new manufacturing model – and the government’s role.
- Creating jobs with infrastructure – including clean energy-related jobs that can’t be outsourced.
- Where the funding opportunities might be in infrastructure spending.
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