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Published on Friday, February 3, 2017

Working to bring Federal infrastructure investments to Washington

The Trump Administration is following through on campaign promises to construct a new initiative to address the well-recognized need for a significant new federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure. What the new investments will be and how they will be paid for remains unclear.

Anticipating some level of new federal investment, AWC teamed up with the Association of Washington Business (AWB), the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) and the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) to position our state to take advantage of new opportunities that might arise.

We are preparing a visual and persuasive tool that we can all use to maximize federal funding to our region. Using illustrative projects from throughout the state and each congressional district, the tool demonstrates the need for infrastructure investment in the critical areas of transportation, water, energy and communications. It also illustrates how these investments support job growth and economic development.

AWC President Jim Restucci and CEO Peter King will be in Washington, D.C. February 7-8 for meetings with other city and state municipal league leaders for discussions on the transition to the new administration and for meetings with members of our congressional delegation. For more information, feel free to contact Peter King.

Categories: Federal, Infrastructure