IT'S TIME TO GET MUCH SMARTER
WITH THE BILLIONS WE INVEST
IN NORTHWEST INFRASTRUCTURE.
WE ARE CATALYZING + ACCELERATING
NORTHWEST INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION
TO BUILD A STRONGER ECONOMY AND CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES
Building bipartisan Coalitions
TO SUPPORT INNOVATIVE
That works for everyone
We're working to help leaders recognize the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to these massive public works challenges - and how this will support stronger, healthier, more resilient communities (and save money). Leaders across the Northwest recognize that there's a huge opportunity to rethink infrastructure.
working with communities
The CSI Innovation Lab brings a unique + effective value planning approach to communities that have pressing infrastructure needs on the horizon.
Think: tackling wastewater treatment, rethinking transportation projects + reimagining new economic opportunities.
We guide communities so they prioritize the right projects, get more bang for their buck, plan smarter and design a successful financing strategy.
guiding the NW
ON a smarter Path
Working with Northwest thought leaders CSI reports comprehensively detail and guides an overall 25-year vision and pathway for Northwest infrastructure investment.
What people say about CSI
“We face an infrastructure crisis in the United States with a long list of aging systems. The Center, through its work with regional and national thought leaders, is positioned to ask critical questions and propose timely solutions.” .”
— Nan McKay,
Chair, NW Marine Straits Commission + CSI Board President
CSI's INNOVATION LAB
Helps a Small Rural Town
to Re-Imagine its Future
The Northwest once hummed with sawmills. They processed what seemed like a never-ending supply of old-growth forest. But the supply did end.
One town is re-imagining a timber future by focusing on value rather than quantity - and making the saw mill do 'double duty' as an energy source. The future likely holds 50 new jobs, millions of dollars into the economy, potential new industries and a new infrastructure energy district.
Our SUPPORTers include
And individual donors who recognize that infrastructure innovation is
key to forging strong and resilient Northwest communities.