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'Infrastructure Week' to highlight need for long-term investments

Representatives of 80 affiliates from business, labor and advocacy are expected to gather next week to call attention to U.S. infrastructure needs as part of the third annual "Infrastructure Week."

The event will run from May 11-15, and is scheduled to feature addresses from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Vice President Joe Biden.

The focus of discussions will include infrastructure projects for transit, high-speed rail, tunnels and ports, as well as other topics, according to the event's website.

Officials from Bloomberg Government, which is hosting Infrastructure Week's kick-off session, said the event would highlight innovative policies and investments necessary for America's infrastructure. The group, a part of Bloomberg L.P., provides Web-based information for professionals working with the federal government.

"The state of the nation's infrastructure and the proposals for financing upgrades and new projects are an important and timely discussion in Washington," said Don Baptiste, co-founder and head of Bloomberg Government, in a prepared statement.

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