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Building America’s Future and Bloomberg Next: New Directions for US Infrastructure

On Monday, November 14th, Building America’s Future partnered with Bloomberg to kick of the first Bloomberg Next event, a discussion about the future of America’s infrastructure. Touching on key topics of government, technology, sustainability and the workforce, the event focused on understanding and addressing the needs of US infrastructure. The event brought together elected officials, smart technology experts and private infrastructure leaders for a conversation on where the Trump administration and Congress should focus their infrastructure efforts.

Building America’s Future President Marcia Hale moderated a panel on national priorities for US infrastructure with Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Oklahoma City Mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mick Cornett, Damon Silvers (Policy Director, AFL-CIO) and Ed Mortimer (Transportation & Infrastructure Executive Director, US Chamber of Commerce).    

Other speakers included Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Mike Johnson (President, Parsons Infrastructure), Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne, Mrinalini Ingram (Vice President, Smart Communities, Verizon) and Jason Miller (Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, The White House).