Dude Solutions’ findings highlight opportunities for smarter capital planning and asset management
CARY, NORTH CAROLINA, June 23, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE) — More than half (59%) of Americans lack clarity on how the American infrastructure and climate bill will assist their communities in the next 12 months, according to a new study from Dude Solutions, the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions for infrastructure. The company’s latest polling of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, titled the American Infrastructure Consumer Study: Government, further revealed that the majority of Americans do not trust their communities’ ability to leverage infrastructure-related stimulus funds effectively.
There is also a clear generational divide around what to prioritize: younger Americans (47% of Gen Z), want their communities to prioritize sustainability, while older Americans want to prioritize infrastructure upgrades. Regardless of the need for improvement in their communities and their lack of confidence in government infrastructure management, most Americans also do not want to pay more in taxpayer dollars. Local governments must prioritize allocating funds strategically to win community trust.
Additional insights from the American Infrastructure Consumer Study: Government included:
“Across every generation, the majority of Americans are demanding more evidence in their local governments’ capabilities to improve infrastructure and prioritize stimulus funds correctly,” said Ashay Prabhu, VP strategic asset management at Dude Solutions. “With a massive windfall approaching in the proposed infrastructure package, it’s crucial that government leaders recognize that data and systems are now advanced enough to demonstrate this accountability with wise spending choices. It isn’t all doom and gloom – by implementing strategic asset management, guardians of assets have the ability to stretch the dollar further, and more importantly, efficiently manage all infrastructure and sustainability needs. Fewer assets will fail and our scorecard will improve leading to greater community trust.”
These findings should serve as a rallying cry to change public opinion.
Dude Solutions has a strong history of helping local governments optimize capital spend via its capital forecasting solution and most recently, Capital PredictorTM, launched in 2020. Organizations such as the Department of Education, Tasmania, and the City of Topeka, Kansas, rely on its capital planning solutions to justify stimulus, re-align tax and levies into optimized spending choices and unlock millions in hidden capital.
About the Study
This survey was conducted via Dynata and polled 1,000 general U.S.-based consumers over 18 years of age in May 2021. Respondents were segmented and analyzed across age groups, gender, marital status, having children and household income. For complete survey methodology, please email DudeSolutions@pancomm.com.