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Infrastructure Funds Target Supply Chain Rebuild

With programs awash in funding, the big test for coordinators is ensuring state and local governments execute on infrastructure projects needed to rebuild supply chains.
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Port of Long Beach, California

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By George Leopold

What’s at stake?
Infrastructure and Jobs Act Funds are beginning to flow in a rebuild of key logistics and distribution components of the sclerotic U.S. supply chain. The challenge is quickly dispersing funds where they are needed to help unsnarl the American ports and freight railways that are the lifeblood of the nation’s logistics network.

The Infrastructure and Jobs Act, signed into law last November, includes $1.2 trillion for rebuilding bridges, roads and rails, along with modernizing port and other facilities. Of that total, $17 billion is earmarked for port infrastructure and waterways.

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