PRESS RELEASE: NEW REPORT: ARP & BIL ARE CREATING THOUSANDS OF JOBS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2022

Contact: 
Jack Miller, Communications Director
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NEW REPORT: ARP & BIL ARE CREATING THOUSANDS OF JOBS

6.4 Million Jobs Added in 2021, 2.1 Million Jobs Added in Four Months of 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2021, the Biden-Harris administration oversaw record job growth, creating 6.4 million jobs and lowering unemployment to a 52-year low.

Thus far in 2022, that trend has continued, with an astonishing 2.1 million jobs created in the first four months of the year. Unemployment has dropped to 3.6% and Heather Long from the Washington Post observed that 95% of jobs lost during the pandemic have returned.

This historic economic recovery is no accident. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Americans are getting back to work faster than ever. Both bills made once-in-a-generation investments in America’s economic competitiveness and have enabled millions of families to make ends meet.

Today, we wanted to highlight some of the specific projects and job creation happening all around the country thanks to President Biden’s leadership.

ACROSS THE NATION

  • 100,000-200,000 Jobs from Broadband Investments

    • The Commerce Department believes the $65 billion in broadband funding will create between 100,000 and 200,000 jobs.

  • More Than 250,000 Jobs from Highway and Public Transit Investments

    • As federal highway and public transit investment spurs economic growth, the additional funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will support more than 250,000 new jobs by 2025.

  • More Than 560,000 Job-Years from Lead Pipe Removal

    • President Biden has committed to the removal of all lead pipes in the United States through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Research has shown that removing all U.S. lead pipes would create more than 56,000 jobs per year for at least a decade, totaling more than 560,000 job-years.

STATE BY STATE

California

  • 75,000 to 100,000 Jobs Per Year from Infrastructure Investments

    • From bridge and road replacement to public transportation infrastructure, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a boon for California construction workers by creating much-needed jobs and promoting economic mobility.

Illinois

  • At Least 87,000 Jobs from Lead Pipe Replacement

    • Replacing all of the state’s lead service lines could create from 87,841 to 224,500 jobs, and result in an additional $9 billion to $23 billion in economic activity.

Michigan

  • 27,000 Jobs from Lead Pipe Replacement

    • The project will help Michigan replace 20,000 lead service lines, and further improve access to safe drinking water.

  • Nearly 1,300 Jobs from Road Rebuilding Projects

    • The project will help Michigan replace 20,000 lead service lines, and further improve access to safe drinking water.

Kentucky

  • 10,000 Jobs from Broadband

    • Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear: “At a minimum, $600 million will go toward broadband expansion. This investment is estimated to create over 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.”

Indiana

  • 1,000 Jobs for a New Pier in Tell City

    • The BIL project will pay for construction of a 40-foot-diameter pier for a crane. The new pier will also increase port productivity up to 60%.

Arkansas

  • 1,000 Jobs from Warehouse Project

    • The project will create direct highway access for a proposed commercial distribution and warehouse industrial lease space, which will attract new businesses to the area…and is expected to create 1,000 jobs.

 

HEADLINES YOU LIKELY MISSED

Every job created is another family that can put food on the table. These headlines won’t make the New York Times, but thousands of families now have a better economic future thanks to the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law…

  • TENNESSEE: 125 jobs in Bristol from Wastewater Treatment Investments

    • 1.5 million grant to the city of Bristol, Tennessee, to upgrade the municipal wastewater treatment plant to service a major antibiotic production facility.

  • KANSAS: 110 Jobs in Tonganoxie from Business Project

    • The project will provide water infrastructure to support the expansion of the Tonganoxie Business Park [in Kansas] to attract new businesses, including a pet food manufacturing facility and a concrete paving stone manufacturing facility.

  • CALIFORNIA: 130 Jobs for Santa Cruz Investments

    • The project will support the long-term recovery of the arts, entertainment, and recreation sectors in Santa Cruz while promoting tourism through the construction of a new performance and dance building.

  • PENNSYLVANIA: 80 Jobs for Coal Community Revitalization

    • Bedford County is receiving a $2.6 million grant to construct a multi-tenant building at Bedford County Business Park, generating a $640,000 local investment and expected to create 46 jobs and retain 36 jobs.

  • MAINE: 40 Jobs for Tiny Home Manufacturing

    • The project will create an industrial building and make infrastructure improvements to support manufacturing of tiny homes and commercial mobile units. It is expected to create or retain 40 jobs.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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