theb uzby Sarzah Fister Gale
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14 Survival of the Greenest
16 Top of Mine
18 Healthy Outlook for Telemed
U.S. PRESIDENT Barack Obama
is trying to dig his way out of the
economic hole with a massive infrastructure overhaul that comes complete
with a catchphrase: “shovel-ready
projects.” The goal is to ensure a
quick turnaround on costly infrastructure projects while pumping
jobs, money and a little bit of hope
back into the U.S. economy. The
will represent a sizeable chunk of the
$150 billion expected to be spent on
infrastructure projects by the Obama
administration, according to a report
by CIBC World Markets.
Not surprisingly, U.S. state and
local officials from coast to coast
jumped at the chance to assemble
their wish lists. Although the majority
of funding will target highway and
transportation initiatives, the projects
that have been submitted run the
gamut from sewer system upgrades
and road improvements to school
construction and renewable energy.
And their prices range from several
thousand dollars to several million.
The most common factor is that
they’re primed for action.
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