Ohio Experts Discuss Biden's $2T Infrastructure Plan
On the April 5 segment of Cleveland’s 90.3 WCPN ideastream show, “The Sound of Ideas”, OHM Advisors Principal Aaron Domini joined Grace Gallucci, Executive Director & CEO of the Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency, to discuss President Biden’s proposed $2T American Jobs Plan Act to fix the nation’s aging infrastructure, create jobs and grow the economy.
The experts discuss what this “generational investment” might mean for the nation and Northeast Ohio and offer thoughts on spending with innovative thinking and an eye toward not just repairing infrastructure, but propelling it and the nation into the future. They delve into:
- Projects and problems in Northeast Ohio that can benefit from new funding—including those around transportation, climate change and clean air (7:35 min mark)
- Catching up on deferred maintenance on integral waterways and ports (13:00 min mark)
- Addressing lead in drinking water systems (15:00 min mark)
- Layering funds wisely to spur private investment and job creation (15:50 min mark)
“Half of what we need to do is to fix our infrastructure,” Domini states. “The other half is to do it wisely and direct it toward job centers and actually try to create more jobs through that investment.”