Monday: Infrastructure 101 Webinar on Build America, PPPs

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Monday: Infrastructure 101

Webinar for U.S. Economic Developers

Ohio River Bridges Project

Monday, November 24 at 2:00 pm EST
Email Abigail.Bowman@trade.gov to register!

Dr. Elaine Buckberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of Treasury, will discuss the President’s Build America Investment Initiative and U.S. infrastructure finance. In this webinar, the first of three leading up to the SelectUSA Summit, Dr. Buckberg will explain the purpose of the Build America Investment Initiative, demystify public-private partnerships (PPPs), and explain how PPPs serve as another pathway for financing infrastructure projects in your regions, states, and communities. She will discuss the rationale for PPPs, key PPP structures, and innovative federal financing programs that can complement PPPs or be used for traditional procurements. Following Dr. Buckberg’s comments, we will open the webinar up for Q&A.

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Build America Investment Initiative

Missouri Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Project

What is Build America?

Build America is a government-wide initiative to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth by engaging with state and local governments and private sector investors to encourage collaboration, expand the market for public-private partnerships (PPPs), and put federal credit programs to greater use. Starting with the transportation sector, this initiative will harness the potential of private capital to complement government funding.

How can the Build America initiative help me?

The new Build America Transportation Investment Center at the Department of Transportation offers a variety of services, including:

  • Education: Learn more about transportation funding and financing including grants, credit and loan programs, and bonds.
  • Technical Assistance: Access helpful toolkits and training materials in innovative financing techniques.
  • Project Delivery: Fulfilling environmental review requirements; cutting through red tape; and achieving timely decisions.
  • Innovative Policies: Learn about the provisions proposed in the GROW AMERICA Act, as well as State-level policies and programs that enable private financing.
Learn more about Build America

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for the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit!

In case you haven't heard yet, registration for the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit has now launched! The Summit is set for March 23-24, 2015 in the Washington, DC area.

We’re bringing together investors from all over the world, as well as economic development organizations (EDOs) from every corner of the United States, high-level government officials, and others working to facilitate investment in the United States.

All attendees must register in advance, and registration may fill up quickly, so don't wait! Members of the media also welcome.

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