By Special Correspondent, Scott Cohn, CNBC
It is one of the few things that Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on, yet they cannot seem to bring themselves to talk about it: America’s infrastructure needs a major overhaul to ensure our country is built for the future. Assuming a federal package is eventually passed, policymakers may want to look at a handful of states that have managed to keep their infrastructures relatively intact despite Washington’s inaction. These states know that a solid infrastructure is a competitive advantage when it comes to attracting business and jobs. The rankings show that some states are in dire straits. But the five states are managing to stay on solid ground."