President-elect Barack Obama has touted the creation of a $60 billion investment fund to stimulate infrastructure construction over the next decade. Builders are cautiously optimistic of the plan, which could help finance the much-needed projects while encouraging job growth. However, $60 billion split among all the states would mean that states and municipalities would need to kick in funding as well, said Len Toenjes, president of Associated General Contractors of St. Louis.

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