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Greater St. Louis, Inc. Statement on Final Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

November 6, 2021
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Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc., issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to the roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this year.

“Last night, the U.S. Congress gave final approval to an historic infrastructure bill that will help create jobs and strengthen America’s global competitiveness. The nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure investment will benefit St. Louis’ unique advantage as a leader in global freight movement and elevate our region as a transportation and logistics hub for the future.

“The STL 2030 Jobs Plan calls for investing in multimodal freight infrastructure to strengthen the metro’s advantage in manufacturing and transportation and logistics as well as expanded transit and digital access to better connect St. Louisans to opportunities no matter where they live. The bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Congress addresses these priorities, and we look forward to working with our federal, state, and local stakeholders to capitalize on the over $20 billion that will flow to the states of Missouri and Illinois.

“On behalf of the bistate St. Louis business community, we applaud our federal delegation in the U.S. Congress who made passage possible. Most notably, we thank Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for their leadership.”

 

Greater St. Louis, Inc.’s public policy initiative ChamberSTL has authored a brief outlining the infrastructure bill and its benefits for our region. Download it to learn more.