In the US, most public infrastructure funding comes from state and local governments, with the federal government providing additional support through direct spending, grants, loans, and tax preferences. Federal funding is a significant source of support for transportation and water infrastructure, where the Congressional Budget Office estimates that it accounts for more than a fifth of annual investment. Infrastructure has been closed linked and aligned with economic development. The panel will examine the impact infrastructure has on economic development from the point of view of the Federal government, state and local government, private sector and emerging startups.
Join moderator Bob Mazer, co-founder of Smart City Works, and the following panelists for a live discussion followed by Q&A.
- Mary MacPherson, President/CEO of the Slovak-American Foundation
- Lisa Brown, Senior Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Communities, Johnson Controls, Inc.
- Susan Baker, Managing Director, GO Northern Virginia
- Eta Nahapetian, Manager for Smart Community Innovation and Strategy in the Department of Economic Initiatives in Fairfax County Virginia