Local officials across the country are contending with how to build a sustained recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that includes the entire community, including how to get residents back to work into well-paying jobs.
To accelerate the economic recovery, the New Partnership on Infrastructure (NPI) recommends that Congress:
- establish a national training center for workforce development and apprenticeship programs for infrastructure,
- declare in any economic stimulus bill that federal competition rules do not prohibit innovative job creation incentives such U.S. Employment Plan (USEP) and local hire in procurements for all infrastructure projects, and
- incentivize state and local agencies to hire growing small and medium sized businesses.
Learn more about Accelerator for America and the New Partnership on Infrastructure here.