2019-2020 NGA Chair's Initiative

Infrastructure: Foundation for Success

Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit — Financing for the Future: Leveraging Private Sector Investments

Infrastructure policy and financing experts from across the country joined together for the final Stakeholder Summit in support of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s 2019-2020 NGA Chair’s Initiative. The summit focused on leveraging private sector investments, and how governors can help ensure that their states have access to the full range of infrastructure financing options.

Panels included:

  • Financing America’s Infrastructure Future—While state budget outlooks and project pipelines have been dramatically reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic, infrastructure investment will play a key role in accelerating the nation’s economic recovery. This panel will discuss how states can leverage private investment, balance project risks to maximize returns to the public, and explore innovative incentive programs, including Opportunity Zones, to further attract private sector engagement across all types of infrastructure.
  • Public Private Partnerships: Keys to Success—Not all infrastructure projects are the same, and public-private partnerships (P3s) must be tailored accordingly to best meet the needs of each sector. This session will explore various examples of innovative and successful P3s in the transportation, water, broadband, and energy sectors, and discuss how governors can position their states to leverage private sector partners across all modes and asset types.

Following the summit Governors will join a call to take questions from invited media. For more information on this call please contact communications@nga.org.


Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century

Moving people, products, and information drives America’s economy forward and serves as the foundation for our nation’s success. To keep moving ahead, we must repair, expand, and modernize our infrastructure in ways that will grow our economy, create jobs, and meet the needs of the 21st century.

NGA Chair and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a yearlong initiative to advance the repair, enhancement and modernization our nation’s infrastructure through innovative fixes to bottlenecks, creative partnerships with private investors, streamlined project review, smarter technologies and improved cyber-defenses.


Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland | 2019 – 2020 NGA Chair


Governors across the country are leading the way by upgrading roads, bridges, interstate rail, and mass transit, improving regional and international airports, repairing aging water systems, providing high-speed internet access and connectivity, and keeping our infrastructure secure and sustainable.

The 2019-2020 NGA Chair’s Initiative, Infrastructure: Foundation for Success, under the leadership of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, will bring together thought leaders from government, business, and academia to work with the nation’s governors in pursuit of a common infrastructure mission: building a more efficient, innovative, smart, resilient and secure foundation for success.

Initiative’s Focus

Infrastructure: Foundation for Success has identified four pillars. Each of the four pillars will focus on identifying and sharing state best practices, exploring lessons learned internationally, and informing federal discussions to help achieve a more efficient, innovative, smart, resilient and secure infrastructure future.

Pillars to Progress

  • Getting To Work

    Relieving Congestion to Boost Economic Competitiveness

  • Enhancing Efficiency

    Eliminating Red Tape and Integrating Smart Technology

  • Strengthening Security and Resiliency

    Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure

  • Financing for the Future

    Leveraging Private Sector Investments

As states seek to meet the infrastructure demands of the 21st century, they are exploring innovative approaches for managing congestion, enhancing project efficiencies, ensuring critical systems are secure and resilient, and funding and financing projects. Each month, the initiative will highlight ways governors and states are using innovative strategies to meet the challenges of the nation’s infrastructure.

  • State Examples: Relieving Congestion to Boost Economic Competitiveness
  • State Examples: Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure
  • State Examples: Eliminating Red Tape and Integrating Smart Technology
  • State Examples: Leveraging Private Sector Investments

Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit III — Enhancing Efficiency

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined California Governor Gavin Newsom, Montana Governor Steve Bullock and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in San Francisco for the third of four U.S. stakeholder summits in support of Gov. Hogan’s NGA Chair’s Initiative. The San Francisco summit focused on enhancing efficiency by eliminating red tape and integrating smart technology.


Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit II — Strengthening Security and Resiliency

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in Detroit for the second of four U.S. stakeholder summits in support of Gov. Hogan’s NGA Chair’s Initiative. The Detroit summit focused on protecting America’s critical infrastructure by strengthening security and resiliency.


International Study Tour In Australia

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan led a multi-state delegation to Australia for a four-day study tour to explore the country’s innovative approaches for developing, securing and financing roads, mass transit, ports and other infrastructure. The trip was the first of three planned international study tours in support of Gov. Hogan’s NGA Chair’s Initiative, Infrastructure: Foundation for Success.


Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit I – Congestion Relief

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan kicked off the first of four stakeholder summits in Boston, as part of his 2019-20 NGA Chair’s initiative Infrastructure: Foundation for Success. He was joined by host Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as well as Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu.

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Story Maps

The following maps, shown at the respective infrastructure stakeholder summits, begin to tell the story of the infrastructure challenges to be addressed by the four pillars. Information for the maps is gathered from publicly available sources and, where possible, is created using Esri’s mapping platforms.

Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit I – August 26 – 27, 2019 – Congestion Relief

Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit II – October 17 – 18, 2019 – Security and Resiliency

 

Story map platform provided by ESRI

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If you would like more information on this initiative, please contact the staff of NGA’s Energy, Infrastructure & Environment Division at this email: infrastructure@nga.org