Recent studies indicate that there is a $1 trillion need for infrastructure on the west coast in the next 30 years and declining federal support. A 2008 study on infrastructure for the Portland area alone found a gap of over $20 billion. Experts note that there is substantial private capital available to close the infrastructure financing gap, if states and cities can create the right conditions to attract such investment. Oregon’s integration and innovation infrastructure program aims to do just that.
This document of FAQs provide a quick reference source with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the genesis of the Oregon infrastructure initiative and how it will operate going forward addresses common questions about Oregon’s approach to investing in infrastructure.