Infrastructure Plan for Iowa’s Future Economy A Strategic Direction, May 2010

(2010) Infrastructure Plan for Iowa’s Future Economy A Strategic Direction, May 2010. Rebuild Iowa Office

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Iowa’s infrastructure is at a crossroads. A stalwart collection of Iowans dared to consider Iowa’s future economy, the way ahead for future generations, and what infrastructure will be required – and what will not be required – for Iowa to excel. The findings are full of opportunity and challenge. The Infrastructure Plan for Iowa’s Future Economy: A Strategic Direction tells the story and points the way to a strong economy and quality of life for our children and our children’s children. This plan is different from most in that the motivation for its development came not from a requirement to comply or achieve a particular milestone, but, rather, from a recognition that infrastructure, in order to ensure a globally-competitive future economy, must transform from that of past generations. It is not news that all infrastructure – from our rich soil to our bridges – is a challenge to maintain. Prior to the natural disasters of 2008 and the national economic crisis, Iowa was tested in its capacity to sustain not only the infrastructure, but to anticipate future needs. It is imperative that wise investments and planning guide Iowa’s infrastructure development. This plan reflects Iowa’s collective assessment of its infrastructure– buildings, energy, natural resources, telecommunications, and transportation – as, literally, interdependent building blocks of our future. Over the months of planning, more than 200 Iowans participated as part of committees, a task force, or in community meetings. The plan is for all of Iowa, reflected in private, nonprofit, and public interests and involvement throughout the process. Iowa’s success depends on all of Iowa, in all sectors and interests, to engage in its implementation. The Infrastructure Plan for Iowa’s Future Economy: A Strategic Direction sets a clear and bold direction for all stakeholders, making it clear all have a responsibility and an opportunity to contribute to Iowa’s success.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Rebuild Iowa, disaster, flood, storm, tornado, RIO, Strategic Direction
Subjects: Natural Disasters > Thunderstorm
Natural Disasters > Tornado
Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters > Flood
ID Code: 13011
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 16 May 2012 18:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2012 18:56
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13011

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