Infrastructure Week
5/16/2018 10:44:02 AM

We often take for granted how our local, state, and national infrastructure affects our daily lives. Proper planning and execution of roads, water supplies, bridges, and other structures make traveling to our jobs, homes, vacation, and other activities possible. Without it, daily activities would be extremely difficult and in some cases impossible. The companies and individuals who work to improve these areas can positively influence our professional and personal lives. We all get frustrated with road and building construction at one point or another, but these improvements are usually worth the wait and make our lives easier to move through on a daily basis.

According to their website,, Infrastructure Week is a nonprofit organization aimed to bring awareness and community to "American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and everyday citizens” on the importance of infrastructure in our country.

"Each year during IWeek, leaders and citizens around America highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more – and the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.”

One way infrastructure is defined by Merriam-Webster is: "the system of public works of a country, state, or region; also : the resources (such as personnel, buildings, or equipment) required for an activity.” There are other was to define infrastructure such as the economy, health care, and other institutions, though we are focusing on the physical definition for this week. Infrastructure provides jobs, resources, and other needs to all of us and it is important to raise awareness for this area, including the need for continual improvement.

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