Delivering the infrastructure decade: Addressing implementation challenges at the state and local level
With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), funds are actively flowing into states and localities. That means the hard work now passes to cities, counties, and states to get the greatest value out of the new laws—but also puts the greatest pressure on officials outside Washington to come up with solutions.
On Thursday, May 18, Brookings Metro, as part of the national United for Infrastructure Week 2023, hosted an event focused on the implementation challenges confronting states and communities. Speakers with expertise across multiple infrastructure sectors addressed many of the fiscal, workforce, and equity concerns that public officials now face—and offer solutions to help overcome them.
Viewers submitted questions for speakers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and via Twitter using #InfrastructureImplementation. Viewers and attendees joined the Infrastructure Week 2023 conversation on Twitter using #InfrastructureWorks.
Registration is required to attend an event in person and guests at Brookings are required to attest to their state of health before attending. Visitors may not enter the building if they are feeling ill for any reason, have any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 at any time in the preceding 14 days.
Senior Fellow - Brookings Metro
Managing Director, Racial Equity Governing Agenda - PolicyLink
Nonresident Senior Fellow - Brookings Metro
Chief Climate and Infrastructure Strategist - Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
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