We’re at a crossroads: Our economy is strong but could be stronger. Our infrastructure is slowly improving but continues to fail residents and businesses. Although New Jersey and New York drive one of the biggest economic corridors in the entire world, wages, jobs, and quality of life lag behind in several metrics.
Our region cannot grow without prioritizing and investing in our infrastructure systems. Infrastructure isn’t just transportation. It’s our energy and water systems, too. When we invest in our infrastructure, we see more than improved roads and bridges, a more efficient energy infrastructure, and clean, safe drinking water: We get real return on investment, and that means more money in the pockets of our residents.
New Jersey and New York’s energy systems, in particular, are facing very real problems. Our energy infrastructure is nearing capacity, and constricting growth. New, promising technologies are on the horizon – but they can’t yet meet our needs. That risks a coming era of shortages, higher prices and instability.
We support clean natural gas, offshore wind farms, and grid resiliency improvements to make sure New Jersey and New York have systems in place to ensure our economies grow.