The CG/LA 2012 Top 100 list of Strategic Infrastructure Projects in North America The "Changing the Competitive Paradigm" Report Highlights more than $470 Billion in Total Project Value

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CG/LA Infrastructure, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure project identification, development and advisory, announced today the release of the Top 100 North American Strategic Infrastructure Projects for 2012. The total estimated value of the projects identified is over US $470 billion, across 12 infrastructure categories. 

The Top 100 List is being released prior to the 4th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum, held in Denver, CO from October 15-17, 2012. The leaders of those projects will be hosted at the Leadership Forum. "Our overall goal is to double the level of infrastructure investment in North America – infrastructure drives growth and competitiveness, and we see tremendous success stories, and tremendous opportunities, at the state and local level," according to Norman Anderson, CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure. 

The Forum focuses on projects that will increase long-term business opportunities and competitiveness, and short-term economic success, across the US and throughout the North American economic unit.  Highlighted sectors and project values are the following: Airports ($8.3 B), Electricity ($42.8 B), Higher Speed Rail ($68 B), Mining & Related Infrastructure ($80 B), Oil & Gas ($73.5 B), Ports & Logistics ($11.2 B), Renewables ($24.7 B), Social Infrastructure ($600 M), Surface Transport, including highways and bridges ($217 B), UMT ($17.5 B), Water/wastewater ($19.5 B), and Strategic ($10 B).  "The natural gas revolution is a key project driver, and so is the need to respond to a rapidly globalizing economy," said Anderson.

The theme of this year's Forum is "Driving Vision, Velocity and Productivity."  Aging infrastructure in the US is a problem, but so is the wrong infrastructure – infrastructure designed for a world that no longer exists. The projects presented in the Top 100 list, and hosted at the Forum, are selected based on their long-term value in creating increased opportunities, and dramatic improvements in competitiveness.

North American Forum Sponsors
The sponsors of the 4th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum include: Strategic sponsor Aecom; Platinum Sponsor Autodesk, Talgo, Mexico's State of Michoacan and Aon Risk Services; Knowledge Partner Booz Allen Hamilton; and Project of the Year Sponsor Aconex

To arrange an interview, receive more information on the Top 100 – "Changing the Competitive Paradigm" Report, or to learn about the Leadership Forum – please contact Bard Sullenger bard@cg-la.com or call us at +1.202.776.0990.

CG/LA Infrastructure, Inc. the world leader in strategic infrastructure project identification and development (www.cg-la.com), focuses on creating opportunity in the global infrastructure marketplace by assisting countries, regions and firms to become more competitive. CG/LA hosts Leadership Forum events around the world, and is launching a major infrastructure projects platform.

To download the Top 100 Project list and find out more about the 4th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum, visit http://www.cg-la.com/en/leadershipforums/nalf4.

Contact: Bard Sullenger
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Tel: +1.202.776.0990
Email: bard@cg-la.com

SOURCE CG/LA Infrastructure, Inc.



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