Building Profits Bridge by Bridge

These companies will benefit as governments worldwide spend trillions to improve infrastructure.

The globe is getting an upgrade. Nations around the world have pumped billions of dollars into their economies over the past two years to build and repair roads, bridges, power grids, water systems, and oil-and-gas pipelines.

And that's only the beginning. CIBC World Markets expects nations to spend about $30 trillion on infrastructure between now and 2030. Governments jump-started the spree with stimulus packages crafted in reaction to the 2008 financial crisis, and the money from those programs continues to trickle down to companies involved in construction.

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Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance