$2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Includes Billions for Real Estate

Originally published on April 2, 2021 for The Real Estate Roundtable.

President Joe Biden on March 31 announced the first part of his sweeping economic growth proposal focused on infrastructure and clean energy – a $2.3 trillion, eight-year plan that White House officials said would be funded, over 15 years, by corporate and international tax increases. (Wall Street Journal and White House Fact Sheet: The American Jobs Plan, March 31)

Why It Matters

  • The enormous scale of the proposal seeks to use federal spending to address a wide-range of economic and social issues widely defined as infrastructure while strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness against challengers like China.

  • Biden stated, “It’s a once-in-a generation investment in America, unlike anything we’ve seen or done since we built the Interstate Highway System and the Space Race decades ago.” (Remarks by President Biden on the American Jobs Plan, March 31)

  • The White House proposal would direct federal spending to transportation, manufacturing, buildings, schools, water systems, broadband, health care, and energy infrastructure assets. (USA Today, April 1, “These 4 charts show where the money would go”)

  • A “Made in America Tax Plan” would pay for the proposal. It would increase the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%; set the minimum tax for multinational corporations with U.S. operations at 21 percent; and eliminate certain incentives affecting the offshoring of jobs. (The Hill, March 31)
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