Federal Stimulus Review: Infrastructure Opportunities Flourish

Two years after Congress approved investing over $785 billion into a sputtering economy, Americans and businesses alike are re-emerging from the recession.

Infrastructure was the main priority behind Obama’s federal stimulus package. The federal cash was intended to “create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s.” Over $100 billion was set aside for federal infrastructure projects in 2009 — the creation of factories, hospitals, schools and roads, among other projects — providing new opportunities for many construction contractors.