In a momentous feat for Minnesotans, Gov. Tim Walz has recently signed a $2.6 billion infrastructure bill, which is tagged by the administration as the largest state investment in history. The funding will be allocated towards transportation infrastructure improvements, treatment plant repairs, safe housing rehabilitation, and other initiatives, which will consequently generate more good-paying jobs for the community.

As outlined by WDIO, some of the projects that will benefit from the $2.6 billion investment are the following:

• $403 million for transportation infrastructure, including local roads and bridges

• $501 million for water infrastructure projects

• $78 million for the Hastings Veterans Home

• $20 million for the Waterville fish hatchery

• $72 million for bus rapid transit

• $72 million for public housing rehabilitation

• Over $120 million for community-based organizations and nonprofits