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Building a Better Future Begins with Building Better Infrastructure

By Special Guest

On May 13th, Infrastructure Week 2019 begins, launching events across the United States where the leaders from business, labor, elected government and more come together to discuss how we can

 #BuildForTomorrow.

Hosted by the Infrastructure Week Steering Committee, the event at the Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, formally inaugurates the Week and elevates critical topics to be addressed at dozens of events across Washington and the Nation, from how to fund infrastructure at the national, state, and local level to ensuring that the infrastructure choices and policies we make today make our communities more resilient, healthy, prosperous, and secure.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Former Secretary of Transportation and Chief Policy Officer, Lyft
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, IN and President, National League of Cities
  • The Honorable Gary Moore, Judge Executive of Boone County, KY and Vice-Chairman, National Association of Counties
  • The Honorable Frank Scott, Jr., Mayor of Little Rock, AR
  • Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
  • Gregory Kelly, President and CEO, WSP USA
  • Robert Slimp, Chairman, President and CEO, HNTB
  • Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings
  • More speakers to be announced!

Topics for this year’s week-long agenda include:

  • How are cities, counties, and states working to close their infrastructure funding gaps, and what support do they need from Washington?
  • As America upgrades its transportation, water, energy, and digital infrastructure for the 21st century, how will it be impacted by technology, demographic shifts, extreme weather and security risks?
  • What role does infrastructure play for American businesses and workers competing in the global economy?
  • How are new solutions breaking down barriers to mobility, solving problems from healthcare access to equity to aging in place?
  • How can industry and educators collaborate to build a strong talent pipeline, create opportunity for students and job-seekers, and build durable, careers?
  • And, what is the outlook for federal infrastructure legislation?



Edited by Ken Briodagh
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