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3.5 Million Jobs at Stake if Infrastructure Continues to Crumble

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/3.5-Million-Jobs-at-Stake-if-Infrastructure-Continues-to-Crumble

What would it cost if the nation’s crumbling infrastructure of bridges, roads, rails, sewer systems, power grids, airports and more is allowed to deteriorate at its current pace? Some 3.5 million jobs and $3.1 trillion in lost economic output by 2020. What would it cost to avoid that? About $1.1 trillion in additional investment.

Sure sounds like a great return on the investment and it is, according to a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The study, Failure to Act, finds that...