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Op-Ed: Kentucky Business Community Applauds Passage of Federal Infrastructure Legislation

The following is an op-ed piece authored by Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts, Commerce Lexington President and CEO Bob Quick, and Northern Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Brent Cooper. 

Economic development and growth take tremendous strategy and investment. However, Kentucky is blessed with a natural resource that our competitors cannot match or recreate – our central location. This competitive advantage puts Kentucky businesses within a two-day drive of the entire U.S., not to mention the major airports, waterways, and railways that offer additional connectivity with the rest of the globe. Just as important as location is the physical infrastructure that connects us with other parts of the world.  Our neglected infrastructure has long been our kryptonite. While it was no easy lift for Congress, we applaud the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package that will bring much-needed investment to Kentucky’s roads, bridges, broadband network, public transit systems, railways, ports, and more.
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