Currently, conditions appear to be emerging that, if taken advantage of through public-private partnerships, can help our economy now and better position our nation for years to come. Business-oriented groups, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have recently come out strongly supporting infrastructure investments as a way of boosting our economy while also arguing for more streamlined, predictable permitting and regulatory processes. Permits and regulations ensuring the safety of people and the environment are essential, but they must be appropriately applied so that projects can be completed efficiently to make a positive economic impact. In addition, in the U.S. alone, companies are holding close to $2 trillion on the sidelines and earning very little as a result. The injection of some of their capital through private investment could help to address our infrastructure shortcomings that government alone cannot solve.