New York has lost thousands of construction jobs due to the economic slowdown and a poor in-state climate for new capital investment. To reverse these trends, the state should:
- Authorize innovative methodologies including Construction Manager at-Risk, Design-Build, and Public-Private Partnerships. Enacting the Innovative Infrastructure Development Act (S.5445/A.8487) is a good start.
- Reduce the cost of construction by repealing the Wicks Law, reforming the Scaffold Law, and enacting the Public Construction Savings Act.