New Jersey is in line to receive billions of dollars from the federal government for infrastructure improvements and repairs. That much is certain; the money has been approved by Congress and the Biden White House.
The influx of cash creates a rare opportunity for the state to carry out some much-needed work. But governments in New Jersey can be slow to act—even when the outcome is desirable and the way to get there is clear. While some progress has been made, many business leaders express concern that elected officials and bureaucrats at all levels might squander the opportunity through inertia or deliberate inaction.
T&M Associates, a consulting and engineering firm based in Middletown, will be at the center of the action when the work gets going. For this edition of NJBIZ Conversations, T&M president and CEO Gary Dahms talks about the implications of the federal funding and what government officials should be doing to make sure New Jersey takes full advantage of the money flowing into the state.