Governors, state officials and other stakeholders will discuss strategies and best practices for working with the private sector to finance and maintain vital infrastructure, during a virtual event June 24.
Washington (DE): The fourth and final stakeholder summit in support of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s National Governors Association 2019-20 Chair’s Initiative, Infrastructure: Foundation for Success, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. ET.
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.
In addition to Gov. Hogan, who announced his initiative last July, the summit is expected to feature Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.
The governors will join other state officials and leaders from the private sector for a pair of panel discussions on leveraging private sector investments, and how governors can help ensure that their states have access to the full range of infrastructure financing options. The panels will be followed by a question-and-answer session for members of the media.
The summit will be a virtual meeting via Zoom and will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live. The convening will feature two engaging panel discussions on the policy mechanisms for leveraging private sector investments and the differences in public-private partnerships across different asset types.
It follows stakeholder summits led by Gov. Hogan in San Francisco in January, in Detroit in October and in Boston in September. Gov. Hogan also led an infrastructure study tour in Australia in September.
Each of the stakeholder summits explores one of the four pillars of Gov. Hogan’s NGA Chair’s Initiative:
- Relieving congestion to boost economic competitiveness
- Protecting America’s critical infrastructure
- Eliminating red tape and integrating smart technology to boost efficiency, and
- Leveraging private sector investments.