The economic impact of infrastructure investment is significant – but a new scorecard ranks the United States’ infrastructure behind many of its biggest global competitors, adding manufacturing and trade costs.
Renewed investment in rural infrastructure like roads, waterways, and broadband would help American farmers compete in the global economy.
China’s Digital Silk Road (DSR) will build digital infrastructure and develop new trade ecosystems across the developing world amid growing tensions with the United States.
Millions of “middle-skill” jobs – well-paying jobs that require post-secondary education and credentials but not a four-year degree have remained steadily in demand among employers. The U.S. federal government could also help create millions of new middle-skill jobs by passing an infrastructure bill.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is laying the groundwork for new trade routes with infrastructure investments that span 138 countries. If successful, BRI means all roads will lead back to Beijing. Read the basics about BRI – and what questions remain.
Suffolk is the most caffeinated city east of the Mississippi thanks to booming coffee trade through the nearby Port of Virginia. Here’s a look at how trade drives economic development in this flourishing coffee cluster.
U.S. energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KM) started construction on the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project in May 2018. Estimated to cost $1.75 billion, the pipeline will span 514 miles in Texas and aims to increase the United States’ ability to export liquefied natural gas to Mexico. The administration’s steep tariffs on imported steel could throw a major wrench into the pipeline project.
What’s important about these summits is not the prepared statements delivered at the main table, but the frank discussions and informal meetings that take place in the corridors and meeting rooms around the main conference.
China and Europe trade over €1 billion a day on average. With more than 61 routes traversing 43 Chinese cities and 41 European cities across 13 countries, new direct rail linkages are connecting the more than 6,000 miles between China and Europe and transforming the way cargo moves on the Eurasian continent.