30 Jan '15, 5pm

VP & POTUS in agreement: "We must have infrastructure in place that is capable of sustaining growth."

VP & POTUS in agreement: "We must have infrastructure in place that is capable of sustaining growth."

“Ninety percent of the United States’ real GDP originates in cities,” Vice President Biden remarked in his address at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting luncheon this past Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The Vice President went on to stress the link between cities and the important task of modernizing America’s infrastructure in his speech, echoing up a key theme of President Obama’s recent State of the Union address. In its latest Global Competitiveness Report , the World Economic Forum ranked the U.S. 12th in overall infrastructure and 16th in infrastructure quality. Yet, the U.S. ranked 3rd overall in global competitiveness behind only Switzerland and Singapore. Biden was quick to point out that even though our economy may be experiencing growth, we must have infrastructure in place that is capable of sustaining that growth. Indeed, roads, bridges, water pipes and tr...

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