In 2022, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) evaluated nine infrastructure categories in Minnesota—aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, ports, roads, transit, and wastewater. Our report card gave us an overall grade of C, which means ‘Mediocre: Requires Attention.’ Our goal is to maintain our infrastructure to a grade of B- Good, or A- Exceptional. When we proactively maintain infrastructure in a good state of repair, repairs are far less costly than reacting to failures. Failed, aging infrastructure inhibits economic growth and—as we’ve seen in some high-profile disasters—endanger lives.
Minnesota needs infrastructure funding now more than ever.
Infrastructure includes fundamental facilities and systems necessary for Minnesota’s economy to function. Roads, bridges, transit systems, public parks, airports, water and sewer systems, dams, ports, and the energy grid are categories of infrastructure that directly affect our ability to live, work, and play. Infrastructure is the backbone of our state’s economy and integral to preserving our high quality of life here in Minnesota.
The need is urgent. Please urge your legislators using the links below to support infrastructure improvements in Minnesota to keep people working, provide skilled labor and trade jobs, and address infrastructure concerns throughout the state. Polls show broad public support for infrastructure funding.
Raise Our Grade, Minnesota is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical, shared commitment. We can help raise Minnesota’s infrastructure grade—together.
See what’s possible! Move the grade to see the effects.
Fit for the future
Contributing to a robust MN economy
Making Minnesota a tourism destination
Aiding farmers in getting product to market
Bringing businesses to the state, cities, and local communities
Sustaining revenue streams
Notably improving the well-being of all Minnesotans
Adequate for now
Minimal capacity issues
Solid systems with room for improvement
Creating jobs in engineering, construction
Linking urban and rural communities for expansion of commerce
Building business opportunities for Minnesotans
Requires serious attention
Substandard structures and systems
Nearing the end of usability
Creating unforeseen risks and concerns
Under-utilizing Minnesota workers and professionals
Not advancing the economies of local, city, and state communities
At risk of failure
Unsafe systems and structures
Detracting from tourism
Creating barriers to full economic fulfillment
Reducing Minnesota’s appeal to business development
Unfit for purpose
Dangerous to individuals
Devastating to businesses and economic development
Exodus of people, businesses, educational institutions, recreation
Poor quality of life