Big problems require big solutions

We need bold investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy, and the care economy — and we need them now.  

The American Rescue Plan prevented catastrophe — but economists and voters alike agree that more must be done to recover the millions of jobs lost during the pandemic, tackle our crumbling infrastructure, address the looming climate crisis, support our caregivers, and create growth and prosperity for the future.

Half measures are out.

It’s time to go big.

 

70 ECONOMISTS: IT’S TIME TO GO BIG WITH A LARGE-SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

More than 70 economists signed a statement organized by Invest in America calling for major public investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy, and the care economy to secure a sustainable, equitable recovery from the pandemic. The statement comes as President Biden presents the American Jobs Plan to Congress.

READ THE LETTER

WE DID OUR RESEARCH

Our reports show economic experts, Republican lawmakers, and voters agree — the country needs a robust infrastructure investment to create millions of jobs, spur economic growth, and ensure future prosperity. Check them out: 

Americans need major public investments to address the problems exacerbated by the pandemic.  

  • The U.S. labor market is still down more than 8 million jobs from pre-pandemic levels, and women’s participation is at its lowest since 1988.   
  • According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the United States faces a $2.59 trillion shortfall in infrastructure investment and $5.9 trillion in infrastructure needs, including rebuilding and repairing roads, bridges, schools, and protecting access to clean water.
  • ASCE predicts failure to address our crumbling infrastructure could cost the U.S. $10 trillion in GDP, more than $23 trillion in total output, 3 million jobs, and more than $3,300 in a family’s annual disposable income.

A robust public investment will boost the economy by creating millions of jobs and increasing productivity.