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12-16-21 | Economic News

2021 Economic Review and 2022 Outlook - Infrastructure Development

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Development

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With the recent developments of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, major industry associations have announced their support of the legislation.
The American Society of Landscape Architects explained how the bill creates new programs that will create opportunities for Landscape Architects to lead projects throughout the nation, including the Healthy Streets Initiative, and programs to eliminate invasive plants, create habitat for pollinators on highway rights-of-way, plan and design wildlife crossings, and more.
The National Association Home Builders supported the bill in saying, "NAHB supports the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will make much-need improvements to the nation's roads, bridges, broadband and public transportation network... It contains several provisions that will boost housing affordability, including one sought by NAHB mentioned above that will restore an exemption for water and sewer contributions in aid of construction. The National Recreation and Park Association also supports the bill as they specifically commended the increase in funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which is the primary federal funding mechanism for green infrastructure projects.

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