The Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now (MAIN) is a partnership of entities from the agriculture, business, and labor sectors aimed at supporting the economic development and energy security benefits associated with infrastructure projects in the Midwest. With the domestic energy sector in the midst of an unprecedented boom, the methods by which energy resources are safely transported from “field to market” have never been more important to our nation’s economic well-being, or to our pursuit of energy independence.
Expansion of our energy infrastructure — such as pipelines — provides a safe and efficient means of moving resources to market, bringing energy independence closer and benefitting farmers and other commodity shippers across the region by reducing the congestion and backlog currently present within the region’s rail network.
Infrastructure projects also represent an economic boon for our region, spurring the creation of thousands of jobs, generating tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue, and energizing local economies with billions in capital investment.
MAIN believes that expanded energy transportation infrastructure — when responsibly constructed, efficiently operated, and meticulously maintained — is in the best interest of our region and the nation as a whole. We’ve come together to educate the public on the benefits inherent to expanded infrastructure, assert the rights and responsibilities of landowners, farmers, and other stakeholders, and ensure that our region capitalizes on the economic opportunity at hand.
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