Posted by: changholt | April 22, 2010

Infrastructure

Infrastructure varies throughout the world.  Some countries have major infrastructural deficiencies; other developed portions of the world enjoy state-of-the-art capabilities of conducting international trade.  Even in the world’s technological leader, the United States, there are infrastructure requirements because of increased transportation demand.  Railroads in recent decades have had to enlarge clearances of bridges and tunnels in order to accommodate double-stack container trains.  Ports have had to enlarge facilities for increased container traffic and increases in ships’ sizes.  Highways are strained handling truck traffic. 

All in all, without adequate infrastructure, international commerce is hindered.

When President Obama stated he want to help small to medium size businesses succeed in selling their goods and services overseas I hope the plan is sincere and the United States invests in infrastructure for our long term international success.


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