“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
Conditions for economic growth remain very good and we are growing faster than we have in some time. Revenues for the private and the public sectors should be rising and there is a proposed new infrastructure plan. Will it be enough to meet the great demands on our infrastructure needs? Or at least begin to transition our country into the new systems and technologies that will lead us into the future?
Business owners are optimistic about the future according to this UBS survey. These same business owners are counting on public-private partnerships to move these projects forward in their communities.
Others aren’t as optimistic. This Strong Towns piece suggests that we need both comprehensive and creative solutions that allow us to meet these daunting challenges. From roads and bridges to outdated systems that we have in our cities, the time is ripe for action.
The facts suggest that all of our communities and states need massive investment and new technologies. Prosperous communities are racing to keep up, while struggling communities are falling further behind. Growing our economies depends on the success of these programs.
Columbus 2020 Update
Mark your calendar: A very special Columbus 2020 Investor Update on April 12 will feature a keynote from Tom Peters. Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence, the book that changed the way the world does business and is often tagged as the best business book ever. Learn more and register here.