A large-scale investment could create 3 million or more jobs over the next five years if planners prioritize projects on the basis of their job creation potential and project criticality.
If planners focus strictly on project criticality, however, they will squander the opportunity, creating as few as 1.6 million new jobs. That’s the key takeaway of a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
The study found that planners must adopt a comprehensive, portfolio approach to investment to capture the full array of benefits from infrastructure spending.
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