Promotion of Modern Infrastructure Projects

Policy or Initiative Description

Policymakers should expand place-based policies for economic development to support struggling regional or local economies, with a focus on strategies that create and leverage resources that can be shared across employers and regions. Infrastructure investments, such as improving rural broadband and pursuing universal high-speed wireless connectivity, are key to improving the competitiveness of local economies and businesses, and supporting entrepreneurship and workforce participation.


Chattanooga, Tennessee, made significant investments in rolling out ultra-high-speed internet, and consequently has experienced a tech boom with billions of dollars in new investment, new jobs, and new entrepreneurship opportunities.




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