DOI link for Economic Infrastructure
Economic Infrastructure book
Community solidarity is an important dimension to a community. But so is making the hard decisions that keep the school buses running, keep the roads paved, keep the water running and toilets flushing. Economic infrastructure is the total of physical facilities that support productive activities in a community, for example, roads, bridges, airports and railroads, utilities and waste-disposal systems, schools, hospitals, and communication systems. A combination of public and private economic infrastructure, it was built by a private company, but financed through the sale of government land given to the railroad developers. As a division point for the railroad where water was added and engines inspected, private economic infrastructure was constructed. Economic infrastructure includes both the public and private sectors. The public sector consists of schools, utilities, transportation, parks, and other community facilities. The private-sector infrastructure includes physical structures and facilities which contribute to the local economic base.