Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers issues a report card with letter grades reflecting the condition and performance of the nation’s infrastructure — and the current grade average sits at a miserable D+.
Airports, bridges, levees, ports, public parks, rail, roads, schools — if it’s publicly owned, it’s pretty much falling apart. The United States should spend an additional $2.1 trillion by 2025 to make repairs, the Society reports. Practically no one debates the need to rebuild. Instead, questions focus on how to cover the costs.
The graphic below from VisualCapitalist.com helps explain the enormity of the task the country faces — and the big impact on the U.S. gross domestic product that could happen if infrastructure improvements got underway. Cardan Capital Partners continually monitors investment opportunities in this sector.