Manufacturers need an updated and modern infrastructure system to remain competitive in a global economy. Unfortunately, troubling trends in infrastructure investment have emerged over the past decade, putting our once envied infrastructure system into a state of decline. Aging roads and bridges, for example, are falling into disrepair, causing congestion and bottlenecks for the freight transportation network. Our aviation system is outdated and in need of an air traffic control system designed for the 21st century.
Manufacturers continue to rally support for broad-based, jobs-creating investment in upgrades, expansion and modernization of our nation’s infrastructure systems. These efforts include advocating for increased public and private infrastructure funding, developing an interstate system focused on moving goods to market, investing in ports and inland waterways to keep commerce moving, supporting efforts to reduce traffic congestion, modernizing drinking water and wastewater systems, and modernizing the information and telecommunications infrastructure.