The Civic Federation is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to co-host "Unlocking the Box: Best Practices for Financing Illinois' Infrastructure" .

Mitchell Holzrichter will be speaking on a Panel II: Bang for Your Bridge? How Should (And Shouldn't) Illinois Fund Infrastructure?

Illinois’ infrastructure needs are outpacing its existing revenue structure. However, before it embarks upon a capital spending program, state leaders must identify sufficient, reliable long-term sources of funding. No matter what revenue sources it explores, Illinois faces the additional complication of high borrowing costs, which will reduce revenue available for programming. Speakers will discuss the experience of other states in exploring innovative revenue sources and the particular challenges facing Illinois.

For more information about this event, please see the event agenda.