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Washington's infrastructure needs investment — and pays dividends

The new administration continues to work on a federal initiative to address the well-recognized and documented need for a significant federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure.

Anticipating a renewed commitment to infrastructure, the Association of Washington Business (AWB), Association of Washington Cities (AWC), the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) and the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) joined together to produce a report outlining the needs and benefits of investing in Washington’s infrastructure: “Building the Economy: Infrastructure Needs in Washington.”

Key findings from the report show that:

  • Infrastructure is the foundation of a strong, competitive economy and thriving communities.
  • Washington state has a diverse economy, and we are uniquely situated to leverage federal investment.
  • Washington contributes well over $300 billion annual to the U.S. economy, making it a critical player in the nation’s economic success.
  • Washington’s total infrastructure needs are estimated to be over $190 billion. A level of investment to match this need would create an estimated 600,000-660,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Read the executive summary here

Download the full report here