We have to efficiently connect different regions of our state because our biggest cities and our smallest towns depend on each other. By improving our infrastructure, we will have easy access to transporting goods throughout Missouri and across the nation. Using our rivers, interstates, highways, and airports, we will be further able to expand into new trade markets around the United States and the world.
Our state’s highway system is the 7th largest in the nation and ranked 46th in revenue per mile. Missouri’s infrastructure needs are long overdue and now is the time to take action.
Expanding infrastructure also includes creating access to high-speed internet. Missouri ranks 42nd in broadband availability; 1 in 5 Missourians lack access to high-speed internet service. Making this crucial improvement will allow rural and urban regions to thrive together, and it will give every Missourian access to being a competitor on state, national, and global levels. If Missouri is going to compete, we need to compete to win.