Frequently Asked Questions

Who leads United for Infrastructure?

United for Infrastructure, now in its 9th year, is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. The organization was founded and is led by its Steering Committee – a bipartisan team that includes leading business groups, labor unions, and think tanks working to improve America’s infrastructure. Our Steering Committee consists of the AFL-CIO, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Building America’s Future, Business Roundtable, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Value of Water Campaign.

What is United for Infrastructure?

Throughout the year, United for Infrastructure works to highlight the critical role infrastructure plays in all sectors of the economy and show policymakers at all levels of government the breadth and diversity of support for long-term, sustainable infrastructure investment.  We do this through keynote events, like our Presidential Candidate Infrastructure Forum, as well as through our podcast, webinars, workshops, and smaller convenings.

Our signature annual event is United for Infrastructure: A Week to Champion America’s Infrastructure (formerly Infrastructure Week).  This week of advocacy brings together organizations and individuals from across America  – from local businesses, trade associations and chambers of commerce to mayors and individual citizens – to host events, tour new and innovative projects, and talk about infrastructure with the press and on social media. We encourage you to participate in the Week and tell your infrastructure story. Plan an event. Drive media attention. Reach out to your elected leaders. 

What are the ways my organization can participate?

We’re going virtual in 2020! This year, organizations – as well as elected and community leaders, individual citizens, and others – can participate virtually in the following ways:

  • Host a virtual event that highlights your work or priorities
  • Attend a virtual event – check our calendar soon for events you can join
  • Social Media – follow us at @United4Infra and join us September 14-21 – and use our shareables (coming soon)!
  • Virtual Video Tour – use your phone or camera to film a tour of your infrastructure project or facility and share it with us!
  • Celebrate your infrastructure heroes – honor those who’ve kept us running throughout the pandemic

You can find resources to help you with all of the above at our resources page.

Is there a cost to participate?

There is no cost to join as an Affiliate, and our staff will support your organization, facilitate partnerships, and help coordinate events and media to highlight the infrastructure issues critical to your stakeholders.

To learn more about becoming a financial sponsor of United for Infrastructure, please contact Executive Director Zachary Schafer.

Who can I contact to learn more?

We’re excited to talk to you about United for Infrastructure and you can reach us at partnerships@unitedforinfrastructure.org

Are you affiliated with any political groups? What are your policy positions?

United for Infrastructure is non-partisan, is not affiliated with any political candidate, and does not take a position on any legislation or elections. We are excited to work with any group interested in talking about the importance of America’s roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, and more.  

Where does United for Infrastructure take place?

United for Infrastructure: A Week to Champion America’s Infrastructure doesn’t take place in any one location, but instead happens for one week in locations across America and online as organizations of all types host events and share their stories about the importance of infrastructure to our economy, jobs, national security, and more.

I can’t host an event.  How can I participate in United for Infrastructure?

There are lots of ways to get involved! Join us on social media, speak out in the press, make a video – check out our resources page to get started. We’re happy to help you find the best way to make your voice heard.  Feel free to contact us at partnerships@unitedforinfrastructure.org.

I’m a reporter, who can I contact to learn more about specific events, interviews, or broadcasting an event? 

We’re happy to work you to get access to our events, speakers, steering committee members, affiliates and more.  Please email our Communications Director Abby Gardner to learn more.

SPONSORS

United for Infrastructure is grateful for the support of its sponsors: