This week, NECA celebrated the 7th Annual National Infrastructure Week, the annual national advocacy and educational event, which is taking place from May 13-20, 2019. Across the country, hundreds of businesses, labor organizations, elected officials, and more will come together to spread the message that we must #BuildForTomorrow. Investing in infrastructure is consistently one of the issues that has the strongest bi-partisan support from voters, with more supporters wanting action from government on infrastructure than almost any other issue. NECA contractors play a crucial role in the building and maintenance of America’s infrastructure. They power buildings, hospitals, and schools; light highways and streets; connect transit and rail switches; install complex electrical systems at airports; operate and maintain the plants that keep our water clean, and much more, bringing power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.
As part of the Infrastructure Week program, NECA participated in the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) legislative programming. The TCC is a national coalition of 31 associations and labor unions with a direct market interest in federal transportation programs.
NECA Chief Executive Officer David Long released the following statement for Infrastructure Week: “Our members understand that now is the time to take action on infrastructure investment, an issue we have been championing on Capitol Hill and in our members’ communities. It is an important investment in our future, and electrical contractors across the country know that educating the public during Infrastructure Week and advocating for change is a vital part of moving forward.”