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ACEC Statement on Coalition Letter Urging Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), along with more than 100 other business leaders, sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ACEC Board Chair Robin Greenleaf released the following statement: 

“Investment in infrastructure is a vital step to getting Americans back to work and providing the foundation we need to grow our economy. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will empower America’s engineering industry to design the modern, resilient, and adaptive infrastructure our economy needs to thrive. This generational investment will make the built environment better able to withstand increasing climate challenges, enhance the efficiency and dependability of our energy sources, and make our communities more connected. That’s why so many organizations have come together in a final push to urge Congress to get this bill across the finish line.”

According to a recent ACEC economic analysis, it is estimated that the bipartisan agreement would create more than 82,000 full and part-time jobs in engineering and design services, generate $62 billion in architecture and engineering (A/E) industry wages and add $75 billion to GDP. Overall, the proposal would lead to a 6% average annual increase in engineering and design services sector activity over the next six years, pushing annual output from $352 billion in 2021 to $416 billion by 2026.


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IIJA, Infrastructure


September 21, 2021

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