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May 24, 2021

Executive Director Steve Metruck and I shared our thoughts about a current debate in Washington, DC over “what is infrastructure” — beyond just bridges and roads? Our thoughts were published in an OpEd for the Seattle Times on May 23, which you can read at the link below.

The Port of Seattle takes our role as a regional economic engine seriously, especially during these challenging times. Despite the significant downturn, we have continued to invest in critical aviation and maritime infrastructure which has saved and created jobs while positioning ourselves for recovery.  

In light of the need to rebuild, we all have a vested interest in the current debate in Washington, D.C. over “what is infrastructure.” Should federal infrastructure investments go beyond just bridges and roads to also include electric vehicles, broadband, cybersecurity, or even childcare and worker training?  

Continue reading in the Seattle TimesPete Buttigieg did and he thought it was great!

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