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Breakdown of Nutter's "Economic Stimulus Package" requests

As we all know, 44th President Barack Obama said throughout his campaign that infrastructure investment and urban revitalization are key to reviving the economy in this time of downturn.  In anticipation of his inauguration, the U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report last month listing all the "ready to go" projects in cities around the country that require funding in order to complete.  In total, 427 cities of all sizes reported 11,391 infrastructure projects are “ready to go,” representing an infrastructure investment of $73 billion that could create an estimated 847,641 jobs in 2009 and 2010.

The list of projects in Philadelphia was a long one, totaling $2.8 billion and 27,000 jobs.  Click here to read the local list. Projects include:

Click here to read the full report, which includes thousands of projects nationwide.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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