May 29th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

In the current sad and chaotic midst of almost total negative press, some positive things are happening … and some of it is related to law enforcement. Throughout the country, law enforcement budgets have been stretched to the limit. First responders at every jurisdiction have worked overtime during the COVID-19 crisis and funding for operations, […]

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May 22nd 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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As the country reopens for business and citizens strive to find normalcy, many critical issues must be addressed. Every region, citizen, and employer in America has been impacted by COVID-19, and getting back to normalcy and prosperity will require bold leadership. Decisions loom large, and how they are made will impact every region’s economic future […]

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May 20th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The demand for water has been on an upward spiral for years. And, municipalities have come to rely on utility fee revenue for big chunks of their budgets. In fact, water has provided funding for all kinds of citizen services in the past. Unfortunately, that revenue has been diminished significantly of late. Because of COVID-19’s […]

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May 13th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Airlines are ready to fly again! As states begin to open up for business, airport and airline officials are preparing for takeoff – but the trip may be a little different. At the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, both Southwest and American airlines are relaunching flights to Spain, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Scheduled flights will soon […]

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Apr 29th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Before COVID-19, there were discussions about other types of viruses – particularly digital viruses. While not deadly to people, the threat of any type of digital virus is disruptive, costly and difficult to contain. The displacement of people and the increased reliance on the Internet has only increased this type of risk. As the country […]

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Apr 24th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Will students go back to public school campuses this fall? Will charter schools reopen? Will colleges and universities bring students back on campus? Will testing be available? Will facemasks be required? How and when will educators spend the federal recovery funding that has been allocated? Will projects with previously approved funding be launched soon? These […]

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Apr 15th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The world as we know it has changed rapidly and dramatically in the last few months. Normalcy is but a memory at this moment in time. People are losing their jobs, businesses are closing, people are struggling, and some are dying. This is truly a sad time in history because of COVID-19. But, better days […]

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Apr 9th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full force, most government decisions are being made via teleconference. Public hearings, meetings, and conversations about business decisions must still meet all transparency statutes. Current conversations tend to revolve around whether to hold bond elections or postpone them a few months. Budget discussions are also very common. The SPI […]

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Apr 1st 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

State and local government contracting represented a multi-trillion dollar marketplace before the recent pandemic. That marketplace is now much larger … but its current size is insignificant compared to what it will be six months from now. To combat the virus, trillions of dollars are being spent on services and equipment supplied by private-sector companies. […]

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Mar 27th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Over the last few weeks, state leaders have been forced to mandate drastic actions in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Normally, state emergencies are declared when natural disasters strike – hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and floods. This time, however, the United States called on states to protect citizens and to help […]

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Mar 18th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

At a time when every country is worrying about unemployment, colleges and universities throughout the U.S. are aggressively planning and launching initiatives designed to prepare students for jobs that will be in high demand in the coming decades. Education officials are upgrading, launching new construction, and redesigning curriculum to stay competitive with recruiting efforts. There […]

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Mar 13th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The team of researchers at Strategic Partnerships, Inc. is known for its ability to point clients to upcoming opportunities long before public announcements are made about the projects. One way the team uncovers this type of valued information is by monitoring feasibility studies. A study of some sort is usually launched to determine potential positive […]

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Mar 4th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Public-private partnerships (P3s), or collaborative initiatives as they are sometimes called, are becoming more common – so common in fact, that it’s hard to find any state where collaborative partnerships that include funding options are not being used to deliver public projects. With limited budgets, public officials are being forced to seek alternative funding sources. […]

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Feb 19th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Looking for parking facility construction projects? Probably not! That’s because most construction firms are interested in larger projects. But, things are changing, and it may be wise to begin looking for parking garage projects. Here’s why. There is an abundance of demand for new parking facilities, and these projects are almost always tied to much […]

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Feb 14th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Clean and adequate water resources are essential components of human existence. For many years, government leaders had few problems providing this precious resource. That’s no longer the case, and companies interested in contracting with government to fix water problems will find an abundance of opportunities in 2020. In Washington state there has been no requirement […]

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Feb 5th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Over the next few months 33 state legislatures will approve funding for new budgets. The remaining states already have a budget for 2020. A quick look at funding requests indicates an extremely positive marketplace for companies that contract with government. The following overview outlines some of the interesting projects that will be launched in the […]

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Jan 31st 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Looking for a massive funding document that describes hundreds of upcoming opportunities? Look no further than the new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) document that President Trump signed on December 21. For 59 years there has been a NDAA appropriations document, but never has there been one this large. The 2020 budget for defense is […]

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Jan 22nd 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
The Historic First National Bank Building at Independence Hall National Park. Note: This building is U.S. National Park Property.

Renovate or replace – these are the options government entities must decide between constantly. The tools, systems, facilities, programs, and technology necessary for efficient operations in cities, counties, schools, and state agencies are high priorities. Aging operational infrastructure is outdated, ineffective, costly, and, in some situations, dangerous. New projects are being announced weekly as public […]

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Jan 17th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

State and federal governments are providing significant funding for collaborative land deals that boost economic development. While some of this activity has occurred in the past, it was definitely not on the scale that is now evident. And, most of the current funding is flowing to public-private partnerships. Not only has the federal government passed […]

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Jan 8th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

By all accounts, 2020 is shaping up to be a banner year for government contracting. Following years of growth since the last recession, the year has begun with gusto. Earlier fears that the marketplace might be fragile because of government uncertainty seem to have vanished. Public officials are announcing large new project launches on a […]

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Jan 3rd 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Public school campuses are always busy places, but in about five months many of them will experience a different kind of activity. That’s because numerous school districts will launch major construction projects in the few summer months when students are not on campus. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, projected student growth between […]

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Dec 20th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Most citizens find planning documents a little boring. That’s not the case, however, for government contractors. For them, such documents are extremely interesting. In fact, savvy contracting firms know there’s gold to be found in planning documents. Almost every large upcoming project at every governmental jurisdiction is well documented somewhere in a detailed plan that […]

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Dec 11th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

When public entities commission a study, it’s safe to assume that one or more, usually large, projects will follow. For some companies, following government studies is how they manage to get ahead of their competitors. Most large government projects require a study of some sort – project feasibility, projected population growth, transportation patterns, public transit […]

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