America 2050 Forum
Rebuilding and Renewing America – Infrastructure Strategies for the Southwest Megaregion
June 19, 2009
The Bedrosian Center on Governance, the Keston Institute for Public Finance and USC, in partnership with America 2050, hosted business, civic, government, and academic leaders on June 19, 2009 at the USC Davidson Conference Center where they addressed key infrastructure challenges of the Southwest Megaregion (encompassing Southern California, the Las Vegas metropolitan area and Baja California) in order to position their economy for robust, equitable and sustainable growth. The forum had three objectives: 1) identify major infrastructure priorities in the Southwest Megaregion that are also issues of national interest; 2) find common ground on programs and policies that would help the region meet its core infrastructure challenges; and 3) establish a network of business, civic, government and academic organizations to work together in the Southwest Megaregion and push its collective agenda.