WASHINGTON, DC — CG/LA Infrastructure has launched the National Infrastructure Performance Council, a group of national leaders focused on tackling the country’s infrastructure development.
The council was announced during the 11th Annual North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Founding members are Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. and General (Ret) David Petraeus. The council is part of CG/LA Infrastructure’s flagship Blueprint 2025 initiative.
The National Infrastructure Performance Council is a high-impact steering committee comprised of some of the nation’s most accomplished leaders in business, finance, policy, and academia, focused on doubling the annual level of investment in infrastructure and sustaining that level of investment through 2030, indicates a release.
General Petraeus stated that America urgently needs a surge in infrastructure investments that will increase productivity in the U.S. and substantially increase potential GDP growth. During a recent keynote address, he noted the need for a very senior official in the White House to work with members of Congress, as well as state and municipal leaders and private sector firms, to develop a comprehensive approach, bringing together various appropriated funds, tax incentives, regulatory assistance, state and local support, as well as private investment.
“With the participation of members such as Hank Greenberg and General Petraeus, the U.S. National Infrastructure Performance Council has an opportunity — for the first time — to ensure the country is on the right course to sustain its infrastructure and make the right investments in the country’s future,” said Norman Anderson, chairman and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure, in a statement. “Especially as an extension of our Blueprint 2025 initiative, this council will leverage some of the country’s top voices and is poised to provide critical insights into the approach needed to double our annual infrastructure investment.”
“Our country needs an infrastructure stimulus from the public and private sector in order to grow,” said Greenberg in a statement. “The decisions we make now will represent long-term investment that will serve our country for the next 30 to 40 years.”