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Accelerating Economic Development Through Infrastructure Investments

Accelerating Economic Development Through Infrastructure Investments

October 20 at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT 

To compensate for decades of deferred maintenance and disinvestment and to 'build back better,' cities, regions, and states must reimagine traditional economic development models for access to a broad array of financial solutions leveraging capital markets. They must also establish, monetize, and catalyze project pipelines to maintain delivery while establishing vibrant economic centers. To accelerate infrastructure development, leaders will need to establish a collaborative policy framework for accelerating project delivery, increasing investment, and meeting local community development goals. Panelists will respond to the following questions and challenges with potential solutions and actions: How can leaders access and widen the capital pool and modernize infrastructure investment models? How can state and local leaders structure governance frameworks that better align with federal financing tools and incentives?


Matt Horton
Associate Director, California Center, Milken Institute


Margaret Anadu
Global Head of Sustainability and Impact for Asset Management, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

Elaine Chao
Former US Secretary of Transportation and US Secretary of Labor

Henry Cisneros
Chairman, Executive Committee, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC; Chairman, CityView; Former Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Carey Smith
President and CEO, Parsons Corporation

Stephanie Wiggins
CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)