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MAPPS Minute: World Trade Month and Infrastructure Week

Posted By Nick Palatiello, Friday, May 9, 2014

Did you know May is World Trade Month? Did you know U.S. exports set an all-time record in 2013, reaching $2.3 trillion despite significant economic headwinds.  

The Obama Administration has made it a top priority to improve the conditions that directly affect the private sector’s ability to export – working to remove trade barriers abroad, help firms overcome hurdles to entering new markets, and assist with financing.

MAPPS, in partnership with other professional organizations, will host the Geospatial and Engineering International Conference September 25-26, 2014 in Alexandria, VA. The conference program has been designed specifically to help your find your next client and project.  Register today at

May 12-16 is Infrastructure Week. The need for investment in American infrastructure is well know.  Our roads, bridges and other public works are in need of repair and expansion.

The American Society of Civil Engineers give’s our Nation a grade of D+ on its infrastructure report card.  And it estimates some $3.6 trillion will need to be invested by 2020 to bring it up to a passing grade.

That’s a huge market for MAPPS member firms!

Congress is working on a new Highway bill, known as MAP 21. To coordinate provisions that will benefit your firm, MAPPS will host a free conference call and webinar to discuss this legislation and proposals MAPPS may make to Congress. Details will be available soon.

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