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Infrastructure

Most Americans agree that our roads, bridges, mass transit systems, air and sea ports, and water infrastructure are critical national assets that drive growth, jobs, safety, and global competitiveness.

What we can’t seem to agree on is how to pay for badly needed maintenance and repairs. It’s time to stop thinking about infrastructure as a problem, but as an opportunity for bipartisan agreement to invest wisely and carefully in our most critical needs, while eliminating wasteful spending.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldDec 13, 2017 - 3:15pm
Construction of a hotel in Nashville, TN.

Construction Revenues and Hiring Are Up. So What’s the Problem?

The workforce crisis hiding amid the optimistic construction outlook.

ReportDec 11, 2017 - 9:00am

USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index - 2017 Q4

Contractors in the U.S. commercial construction industry report ongoing optimism about the current state and forward-looking health of the sector.

TestimonyOct 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

QFR Response to Senate HSGAC Subcommittee Hearing on Federal Infrastructure Permitting and FPISC

Questions for the Record from Hearing Entitled “Cutting through the Red Tape: Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council”U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Press ReleaseSep 18, 2017 - 8:00am

Commercial Construction Index Finds High Optimism in U.S. Commercial Construction Industry

Hurricane Recovery Efforts Expected to Heighten Concerns about Labor Scarcities in the South, Where Two-Thirds of Contractors Already Face Worker Shortages

ReportSep 18, 2017 - 6:00am

USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index - 2017 Q3

The USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry.

Above the FoldAug 21, 2017 - 9:00am
Honolulu, HI, USA - June 1, 2017: Airplane of Hawaiian Airlines: Airplane of Hawaiian Airlines stops in Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Looking Toward the Future of Air Cargo

While air cargo represents less than 1% of global trade in terms of volume, it accounts for 35% in value

Above the FoldAug 02, 2017 - 2:00pm
Ed Mortimer InsideSources Op-ed

Standing Firm on Infrastructure

Ed Mortimer's op-ed for InsideSources reinforces the Chamber's commitment to saving U.S. infrastructure.

Op EdJul 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

InsideSources Op-ed: Point: More Private Investment Can Help Us Tackle Our Nation’s Growing Infrastructure Deficit

America’s infrastructure is aging and in dire need of modernization. The American Society of Civil Engineers, in its latest Infrastructure Report Card, graded the condition of our nation’s infrastructure as a D-plus overall. The report also estimated that government needs to invest $2 trillion over current spending levels for the next 10 years to modernize the system.

Above the FoldJun 30, 2017 - 1:30pm
Postcards from Main Street on Infrastructure

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Infrastructure

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country.