WASHINGTON — Public finance officials and infrastructure investors need to stop talking about "the deal" and start managing political risks with clear, easily understood language about public-private partnerships, participants at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit said Wednesday.

The roundtable at the chamber's Transportation Infrastructure Summit in the nation's capital focused primarily on how P3 advocates can make more private investment in public infrastructure a reality. Several participants said confusing business-speak and poor communication skills continue to hamper P3 development in the U.S.

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