The largest investment in America, thanks to the current Democratic administration
Even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says investment in infrastructure is important for business and agriculture
Ohio earned a C- on the 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Report Card.
Ohio’s infrastructure plays a vital role in the quality of life for the state’s residents and visitors while also enabling commerce for local businesses and freight. Ohio roadways and bridges carry the third highest freight volume in the U.S., and accommodate the sixth most vehicle miles travelled, making the state an essential tool in the national economy. While surface transportation, rail, ports and inland waterways are all meeting the needs of Ohioans, continued investment is needed to sustain these volumes, expand the local economy, and ensure no sector is left behind.ASCE
Think about all the warehouses surrounding Columbus. Think about the historic Intel investment in Ohio’s Licking County. And think about farmers hauling their produce to market or their grains to be processed.
American businesses, farmers, and families rely on our roads and bridges daily. Those are visible indicators of Ohio’s infrastructure. But the infrastructure bill addresses sometimes less noticeable but hugely important areas like energy, wastewater, clean drinking water, and railways.
The American Chamber of Commerce agrees:
With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the stage is set to start rebuilding America and turbocharge our nation’s economic growth.USChamber.com
In early 2022, Buckeye State Rural will start to analyze the infrastructure bill and what it means for rural Ohio. We’ll help you decide how the investment in America improves all aspects of Ohio life. Our next installment, though, will let you know which Ohio representatives in Congress voted to support farmers, businesses, workers, and families–and which voted against this historic investment in Ohio.