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May 7 @ 9AM ET-Bridging the Infrastructure Gap Session

Bridging the Infrastructure Funding Gap
Thursday, May 7, 2015
9:30 a.m. ET

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America faces a growing infrastructure funding gap. The reality is that government alone can’t fully fund all of the roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure that our economy needs – let alone upgrade our airports, shipping hubs and water sanitation systems to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Despite bipartisan efforts in Congress, there is no path in sight to meet our current or future infrastructure needs. Although there is plenty of private capital available, investors are not yet putting all of that money to work. What are the barriers keeping private capital on the sidelines? What can our business and political leaders do to help overcome these obstacles – and encourage the type  of infrastructure investment we need to promote economic growth?

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) for the official launch of BPC’s Executive Council on Infrastructure, a group of business leaders committed to exploring ways to encourage private investment in our nation’s critical infrastructure. The Council includes CEOs and other executives from McGraw Hill Financial, FedEx Freight, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., American Water, KPMG LLP, Xylem and Meridiam.

Where:

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005

Keynote remarks by:

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Panel discussion featuring:

Jack Ehnes
CEO, CalSTRS

Doug Peterson
President & CEO, McGraw Hill Financial

Suzanne Shank
President & CEO, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC

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