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Our research on infrastructure policy helps state officials navigate key challenges—ranging from transportation to technology to clean energy. Whether the policy concern is better roads or broadband access, we examine issues that are critical for states to remain economically competitive, attract business and improve the quality of life for residents.
Measuring Transportation Investments: The Road to Results
States spent an estimated $131 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, but many cannot answer critical questions about what returns this investment is generating.
May 2011 | States' Fiscal Health | Full Report (PDF)
States' Fiscal Health
Jun 21, 2010 - States increasingly see broadband as a powerful tool to deliver high-quality services to residents more efficiently and effectively and to promote economic growth.
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Jun 10, 2009 - The number of jobs in America’s emerging clean energy economy grew nearly two and a half times faster than overall jobs between 1998 and 2007.
Mar 24, 2009 - This report provides key information for states considering public-private partnerships to fund infrastructure.
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