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(of a building project) at the stage where workers can be employed and construction can begin.‘one of the goals of this bill is to get funding into infrastructure projects that are shovel-ready’
- ‘The good news for hospitals limping along in the recession is the new federal stimulus package could feature money for shovel-ready projects.’
- ‘Of that, $187.4 million was designated for shovel-ready projects that all went out to bid last month.’
- ‘But as we found at this bridge in rural Pennsylvania, shovel-ready doesn't necessarily mean ready for shovels.’
- ‘The state "has an incredible number of shovel-ready projects that can use these stimulus project funds," said Duggan.’
- ‘Meanwhile, today's New York Times reports that France's stimulus focused on "shovel-ready" projects, many of which are well underway already.’
- ‘Small business related to the construction industry will be able to bid and get contracts for projects that are "shovel-ready."’
- ‘But a spokesperson for the department tells us they don't officially use the term shovel-ready.’
- ‘Highway maintenance work provides the 'shovel-ready' projects the Government is looking for to stimulate the economy with almost immediate effect.’
- ‘If you talk about shovel-ready infrastructure, that kind of spending from the recovery plan is getting out into the system as we speak.’
- ‘Long before Obama's stimulus, this city was already America's largest shovel-ready project.’
- ‘These are long-term investments and they are shovel-ready.’
- ‘After all that talk of shovel-ready projects, the Congressional Budget Office says only about three percent of the $787 billion recovery plan has actually been spent so far.’
- ‘We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country.’
- ‘Karydakis is warning Americans not to expect immediate results from spending on infrastructure and says those shovel-ready projects are limited.’
- ‘The Obama administration has said the point of the stimulus is to inject money into the economy right away so the White House has been in search of those shovel-ready projects.’
- ‘There are only three ways the government can obtain funds to throw at all their shovel-ready projects and all three leave in their wake negative economic consequences.’
- ‘For instance, a regional plan to ease Westchester traffic, particularly near communities along the Hudson River, is nowhere near being shovel-ready in time to receive federal dollars, he said.’
- ‘Many of the tasks that lie ahead are easily identified, and some are "shovel-ready," awaiting only an infusion of federal energy and money.’
- ‘We have about $7.5 billion in shovel-ready projects where the environmental work has been done, where the engineering has been done, the architectural has been done.’
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