• Be part of the solution!

    Without immediate action on the transportation and energy infrastructure crisis, the United States will lose more than 2.5 million jobs by 2025. So we have put together a bold, significant proposal. “Building to Win” is a blueprint for the next Congress and president to repair our roads, bridges, rails, airports, ports and waterways, help us keep pace with our energy infrastructure needs, and revolutionize the infrastructure that makes the American Dream possible.

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  • We depend on infrastructure to get our products to the end market. Infrastructure investments and an efficient transportation system will have a direct impact on growing our business.” Charles “Chuck” Wetherington, President, BTE Technologies, Inc.
  • Real Infrastructure Investment as a Percentage of Potential GDP, 1970-2012

    Great nations build and invest in great infrastructure. The reason is simple: When people are better connected, when communities have greater access to economic opportunities and when manufacturers have efficient ways to move goods to market, the quality of life rises, productivity soars and societies thrive. Current U.S. infrastructure, however, is in an alarming state of disrepair and in urgent need of strong investments.

    Real GDP Growth, 1970–2012 (Annual Percentage Change, Seasonally Adjusted, 2009 Chained Dollars)

  • Funding Needs by Transportation Mode

    The NAM sees a clear opportunity to fix the nation’s languishing transportation systems in a targeted way. Far from being a blank check for pet projects, the NAM recommends investments that come with strong accountability measures to ensure funds go to projects offering the greatest value for businesses, families and the economy.

  • “As manufacturers, our ability to move parts—from suppliers to our factory and finished goods from our factory to our customers— relies on the highways, railways, aviation and seaports of America. If we cannot move goods quickly and consistently, we cannot provide the advantage of efficiency to our customers, and therefore, we cannot be competitive. We must remember that it is our infrastructure that allows our American manufacturing operations to remain competitive in the global economy.” Susan Alt, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Volvo Group North America