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Viewpoint: Lansing’s growth momentum spurred by federal, state investments Personal Story

Viewpoint: Lansing’s growth momentum spurred by federal, state investments

Mayor Andy Schor (D) of Lansing, Michigan, writes about how federal investments are positively affecting citizens in his community, from the creation of new union jobs to the expansion of infrastructure for clean energy and electric vehicles.

the Lansing State Journal

Andy Schor

Investing in infrastructure helps everybody Personal Story

Investing in infrastructure helps everybody

Cristian Cespedes, a union member from Las Vegas, shares how federal infrastructure investments and regulations help create jobs and drive up wages for both union and nonunion workers alike.

The Las Vegas Sun News

Cristian Cespedes

5 Reasons Automakers Must Provide Good Jobs and Lower Vehicle Emissions Article

5 Reasons Automakers Must Provide Good Jobs and Lower Vehicle Emissions

In the face of demands for better jobs and stronger health protections, some automakers claim they can’t improve job quality and lower vehicle emissions—but they have the resources to support middle-class-led economic growth and clean up their vehicle fleets.

the Center for American Progress

Leo Banks, Karla Walter, Anona Neal

Op-Ed: I’m Optimistic About the Government’s Agenda for the First Time in Decades In the News

Op-Ed: I’m Optimistic About the Government’s Agenda for the First Time in Decades

Southwest Detroit resident and activist Raquel Garcia describes how environmental concerns in her community have been ignored by the government. But the Biden administration’s commitment to addressing environmental justice gives her hope that progress is finally happening.

The 'Gander

Raquel Garcia

Public and Private Investments Are Poised To Transform Michigan Report

Public and Private Investments Are Poised To Transform Michigan

The historic home of the automotive industry, Michigan, stands to benefit from major infrastructure improvements and new plants for manufacturing electric vehicle batteries, especially if it incorporates public input and builds worker power to grow the middle class.

the Center for American Progress

David Ballard, Lily Roberts, Marina Zhavoronkova, 4 More Kevin DeGood, Emily Gee, Jessica Vela, Karla Walter

Op-Ed: Rail Becomes Reality With Biden’s Infrastructure Investments In the News

Op-Ed: Rail Becomes Reality With Biden’s Infrastructure Investments

Vice chair of the Raleigh, North Carolina, transit authority, Nathan Spencer, writes about the critical need to expand public transportation to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population. Thankfully, the Biden administration’s infrastructure law dedicated billions to creating a passenger rail that will better connect the region to other major cities.

Cardinal & Pine

Nathan Spencer

Intel putting the beat back in Ohio’s heart, restoring hope to young job seekers In the News

Intel putting the beat back in Ohio’s heart, restoring hope to young job seekers

Recent electrical engineering graduate, Maddix Curtis, describes how the Biden administration is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Ohio. With investments in infrastructure and clean energy, recent graduates are seeing more opportunities for high-paying jobs.

The Columbus Dispatch

Maddix Curtis

Op-Ed: The Infrastructure Law Proves Government Still Works In the News

Op-Ed: The Infrastructure Law Proves Government Still Works

Tyrrell County Commissioner Nathan “Tommy” Everett describes how an aging bridge threatens the economic growth and safety of the community. After a historic investment from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bridge will soon be replaced, ensuring the community remains safe and connected.

Cardinal & Pine

Nathan Everett

Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads Personal Story

Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads

Local business owner Kim Guess writes about how infrastructure in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, impedes economic activity and decreases safety. Guess describes how an infrastructure project to slow the roads will help local businesses and promote community.

The 'Gander

Kim Guess

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