The Goal.

California can't borrow its way out of this problem: It's too big. Instead, the state must develop an infrastructure strategy that will support California's long-term economic growth--one that includes new ways of financing public works projects.

The Problem.

It could be the state's biggest budget challenge: California must invest $750 billion in public facilities over the next 10 years to meet the needs of a growing population--from upgrading school buildings to expanding public transit. Problem is, the state doesn't have that kind of money.

FEATURED STORIES

April 27, 2015

EIFDs get two thumbs up at L.A. infrastructure gathering

Tool for funding badly needed local and regional infrastructure projects and maintenance gains interest across the state Read More »

Infrastructure
April 06, 2015

Consensus building around new infrastructure financing authority: “These tools can work”

Robust infrastructure funding tool being seen as smart alternative to defunct redevelopment authority Read More »

Infrastructure
April 08, 2015

CA Fwd report: Prosperity depends on new approach to investing in infrastructure and education

New report highlights revenue options for making investments in top priorities for state regionally and statewide Read More »

REPORTING

California’s next budget challenge is 50,000 miles long and $770 billion
December 05, 2012

California’s next budget challenge is 50,000 miles long and $770 billion

Just getting California's roads, buildings in good repair vital to economy Read More »

Reform the word of day at Milken’s California Summit
November 15, 2012

Reform the word of day at Milken’s California Summit

Energy innovation, real estate, pension reform: see what else was on tap at #CASummit Read More »

Fixing California’s $765B problem: New ways to pay for infrastructure
September 25, 2012 by Justin Ewers

Fixing California’s $765B problem: New ways to pay for infrastructure

California economy depends on finding innovative financing Read More »

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What's at stake?

Infrastructure is the physical network all around us made of roads, rails, water systems, ports, airports, schools, internet access and more. It's no stretch to call it the backbone of the economy.