Investing in People to Power Our Infrastructure

May 16, 2022

Last fall, President Biden signed into law a historic, nearly $1 trillion bill to invest in American infrastructure. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) will spur tons of projects that rebuild our nation’s roads and bridges, expand broadband, and upgrade public transit, utility, and clean energy systems.

This investment can meet the demand for resilient, sustainable, and equitable infrastructure, which will only increase in the midst of global transformation and climate change. But investing in hard infrastructure isn’t enough – we must also invest in a diverse, multigenerational workforce trained to power our infrastructure.

Co-authored by NSC Chief Strategy Officer Brooke Derenzis.