Washington, DC--CG/LA Infrastructure announced the release of the 5th annual Strategic Top 100 North America Infrastructure Project list.
The total estimated value of these projects is $435.7 billion, said a release.
“For our country to grow we need to invest in infrastructure – it is the only growth strategy,” according to Norman F. Anderson, President & CEO of CG/LA. "To regain our global competitiveness we need to double our investment in infrastructure – and to do that we need to be creative, resourceful and above all bold, in identifying projects, and getting those projects quickly approved and built.”
The Strategic Top 100 Projects. CG/LA defined six Competitiveness Visions through which the 100 projects were identified, and then ranked according to a proprietary scoring system. The Competitiveness Visions, including the value of the projects within each vision, are: Gateway Hubs ($35 B); Champion Cities ($ 45 B); Connecting the Region ($141 B); Energy Independence ($135 B); Heartland Waterways ($52 B); and Building Partners($27 B).
The US invests only 1.3% of GDP in infrastructure, lower than any other OECD country, according to CG/LA’s data model.
The Strategic Top 100 list is released prior to CG/LA’s 5th North America Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum, which will be held Oct. 29 – 31, 2013 in Washington D.C. Over 500+ executives from throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, come together at the Leadership Forum to move strategic projects forward. The Forum will take place at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington DC.