May 22nd 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Opportunities continue to be abundant in the health care sector. Because the demand for services is great, competition between health care providers is extremely keen. Every company or system is eager to capture more market share, and that is generating thousands of contracting opportunities for other companies. In 2018 alone, 12 hospital systems announced construction […]

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May 17th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The 1,051 community colleges in the United States – more than 900 of which are public – are no longer viewed as stepping stones for students on the path to a degree from a four-year institution. Because of the country’s growing economy and the immediate need for specialized workers, community colleges are a critical component […]

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May 15th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Cities throughout the United States are announcing revitalization projects. The trend is strong – so strong, in fact, that it’s hard to find a state without a number of cities either in the planning or launching stages of rebuilding their urban cores. These types of initiatives have common components, and they all have a need […]

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May 10th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

  Counties are critical to successful economic development efforts. That’s because counties maintain 46 percent of the country’s public road miles and build and maintain more than 38 percent of bridges throughout America, according to National Association of Counties data. They also support more than 900 hospitals nationwide and are involved in the operation of […]

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May 3rd 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The effects of climate change have escalated so significantly that floods and increasing environmental concerns are now being referred to as climate catastrophes. What were once called 500-year storms are occurring every few years. Record heat is causing a growing number of deadly wildfires and the intensity of storms regularly drops record rainfall resulting in […]

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May 1st 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

As Congressional leaders in Washington debate an infrastructure bill, elected officials at the state and local levels of government are not waiting…they have been moving ahead for the last two years.  In many states, collaborative initiatives have been launched to repair aging infrastructure, install clean energy projects, initiate smart city technology and build social infrastructure. […]

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Apr 26th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Over the past two decades, schools throughout the country have beefed up campus security – so much so that the school security market has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. Market research firm, IHS Markit, estimates school spending on security projects totaled $2.7 billion in 2017 and that total is expected to hover around $2.8 billion through […]

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Apr 24th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Sports and entertainment venues contribute significantly to the U.S. economy. The activities associated with both appeal to millions of people.  They generate revenue, attract retail establishments and provide benefits of all types to government. Because of this, sports and entertainment districts have become very “hot items” and every city wants at least one. In the […]

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Apr 17th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The country’s electric grid was once called one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century.  Now, however, its three interconnected grids are decades old and the world has shifted. Billions of individual devices and population growth have increased demand exponentially. Technology advances with the potential to lower costs and ward off cyber dangers […]

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Apr 12th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Something good could happen as a result of congressional action.  A recently introduced bill would provide a $5 billion boost for the construction and rehabilitation of government-owned buildings.  The Public Buildings Renewal Act (S. 932), if passed by Congress, will open up tax-exempt financing for public buildings – many of which are in dire need […]

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Apr 10th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

A few motorists – those who are aware of America’s bridge conditions – are occasionally selective about the bridges they cross. Millions of other motorists, however, are unaware of the fact that government leaders nationwide are scrambling to find funds to repair old bridges throughout the U.S. A recent report from the American Road and […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Municipal leaders throughout the country are focusing lots of attention on convention centers. That’s because convention-related business contributes millions to city coffers. Two years ago, communities in the United States with convention centers shared in $845 billion in revenue generated by the meetings industry along with $104 billion in tax receipts. New data shows a […]

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Mar 29th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Lots of funding is flowing to public transit authorities.  An American Public Transportation Association (APTA) report points out that there’s approximately $232 billion in critical public transportation needs across the country, and if that $232 billion were spent over 10 years, the result would be a return of $928 billion over 20 years.  That’s because […]

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Mar 27th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Government data centers reached a tipping point some time ago and now big changes are occurring.  A recent Gartner report explained that traditional (and older) data centers, which are exactly what most governmental entities rely on, are being relegated to legacy holding areas where only specific services are handled. As government leaders adapt to extreme […]

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Mar 22nd 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

A number of national issues which were previously relegated to “back burner” status in Congress are now front and center.  This is a result of public awareness, citizen concern and media reports outlining the danger and the cost of doing nothing. Renewable energy, global warming, public safety and infrastructure reform are four issues that have […]

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

Most elected officials, especially at the local levels of government, desperately need more revenue. There are critical needs in their communities but they have no funds to address the problems. Although alternative funding is available, government leaders in many states are reluctant to accept it. Alternative funding sources are abundant. Funding is available through a […]

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Mar 15th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Cities and counties have common problems throughout the U.S. And, these common issues are opening up a new marketplace that is catching the attention of investors and contractors.  There’s definitely a trend developing here. Public officials at the state and local levels of government are seeking alternative sources of funding to deal with thousands of […]

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Mar 8th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

After a long period of totally inadequate funding for critical water projects, the tide appears to be turning and funding is becoming more readily available. Late in 2018, authorization was given for almost $6 billion in funding for water infrastructure projects. The funding resulted from passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act. The act also […]

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Mar 6th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Ports of entry in the United States will hold an abundance of contracting opportunities in 2019.  That’s because the needs are great and these border crossings are receiving lots of scrutiny. Long neglected, the country’s border crossings now face a $4 billion deficit for much-needed improvements. That trend should be turning significantly though and the […]

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Mar 1st 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Public libraries are no longer just repositories for books, newspapers and magazines. They are much more, and new libraries bear little resemblance to libraries of the past. Twenty-first century libraries are state-of-the-art facilities – innovative, thoughtfully designed and architecturally appealing. Construction of new libraries is increasing nationwide, as are renovation projects that allow reconfiguration and […]

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Feb 27th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

President Trump talked a lot about health issues (cancer treatment, HIV research, drug prices, etc.) in his recent State of the Union address. Other elected officials throughout the country are also speaking out about healthcare issues. There is no alternative to providing citizens with healthcare services and government leaders are searching for ways to upgrade, […]

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Feb 21st 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities, P3/PPP by Mary Scott Nabers

While response to public-private partnerships (P3s) at the state and local levels of government has been a little tepid in some parts of the country, federal agencies are forging ahead with all types of collaborative initiatives. Federal officials have acknowledged that partnerships with private-sector firms not only provide greatly-needed funding, but the engagements also bring […]

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