Jan 14th 2022 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

City officials, for years, have struggled to find ways to provide more affordable housing options for residents, and now funding for these efforts is more available than ever. One funding source that has created revenue specifically for affordable housing is the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) program. It offers extremely attractive incentives for private-sector investors, […]

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Jan 12th 2022 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Throughout history, college campuses have transformed students into global leaders by equipping them with the resources and knowledge required to address the world’s most troubling issues. That’s a critical component of every aspect of our well-being around the world. So, it is important for U.S. colleges and universities to have the talent and the required […]

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Dec 30th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Firefighters are heroes in our communities, and public safety is top of mind for first responders and citizens as well. Now, for the first time in many years, local governments have new funding for public safety facilities. Hundreds of projects for new or significantly upgraded and modernized fire stations are either in planning phases or […]

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Dec 29th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The recent passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill authorized a staggering $1.2 trillion for the rebuilding of America’s critical infrastructure. Airport officials throughout the country were among the first this month to begin receiving billions of the new revenue. The funding, however, arrives with earmarks for all types and sizes of projects that share the […]

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Dec 17th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The pandemic forced communities in America to mandate lengthy periods of social distancing. Now that the mandates have lessened, city and state officials are eager to fund projects designed to bring people back together. Large initiatives to construct sports stadiums, event centers, and municipal buildings are being launched with great enthusiasm.   The state of […]

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Dec 15th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Government leaders throughout the country are leading initiatives to renovate, preserve, and modernize historic municipal buildings, or build new public assets. These efforts may be found in every state and at every jurisdictional level of government. Many of the projects being planned will be especially conducive to public-private partnerships. In St. Petersburg, Florida, one such […]

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Dec 8th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

A windfall of federal funding will literally change the landscape throughout America over the next several years. The recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill makes funding available for all kinds of large capital projects. Additional funding is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and many parts of the country still have Coronavirus Aid, […]

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Dec 3rd 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

America’s vast network of roads is a treasured public asset – an essential component of global competitiveness. The country’s roadways also are the backbone of economic vitality for every region of the U.S. Because of this, officials at all levels of government must continually care for this public resource. Fortunately, care and upkeep will be […]

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Dec 1st 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The sudden onset of a natural disaster creates immediate havoc, and the cost of destruction that has become the norm is huge. To counter the cold unpredictability and extremely high costs of protecting the country’s environment, officials at various levels of government are announcing resiliency projects. Federal and state funding for infrastructure resiliency projects is […]

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Nov 19th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The effects of COVID eased America’s dependence on automobiles in ways that continue to alter the fabric of U.S. infrastructure. Lockdowns inspired massive portions of the population to look for more diverse methods of travel, and public officials took note of the trends. This is obvious in funding that has been appropriated for pedestrian and […]

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Nov 17th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Public officials throughout America are leveraging data in ways that can only be described as futuristic. Through partnerships with companies that specialize in data capture, data integration, and data analysis, big changes are occurring. The results are impressive – cost reductions, more efficient planning, fewer required resources, and improved citizen services. City leaders are capturing […]

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Nov 12th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Municipal buildings represent the center of government in communities throughout the U.S. In almost all cases, town halls and public buildings are esteemed as hallmarks of civic pride. The public assets have a cultural value as well as a functional one, and efforts to renovate, enhance, or rebuild them are common.   However, because of […]

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Nov 10th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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America’s prison system is responsible for housing and rehabilitating a very large population of inmates. The resources and accommodations required are great, and the system, the largest in the world, has reached a point of no return. Many of its parts are in critical need of repair. As a result, there are hundreds of contracting […]

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Nov 5th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

As 2021 winds down, officials at every governmental level are unrolling budgets for 2022. As they consider spending options for an unpredictable future, many appear to be relying on lessons learned from the previous fiscal year – the year when COVID dominated almost everything. To this end, it’s not hard to identify risk factors that […]

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Nov 3rd 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

For hundreds of years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has overseen some of the country’s most monumental civil works – projects that improved waterway passages, conserved the environment, mitigated flooding, and, ultimately, made the nation more livable. The sprawling scope of USACE projects has almost always depended on assistance from private sector contractors. […]

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Oct 29th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

In the immediate past, water and wastewater infrastructure projects rarely created any public excitement … but that may be changing. Citizens throughout the country now realize the critical need for clean and safe drinking water and careful management of wastewater facilities. And, contractors who provide water-related services are welcoming a massive and expanded marketplace for […]

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Oct 27th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Twenty-two different natural disasters struck various areas of the U.S. in 2020, and they all shared one commonality – estimated damages of more than $1 billion. The pattern of destruction from last year has alarmed and inspired local, state, and federal governments to take precautionary measures and increase funding for disaster prevention and preparedness. Washington, […]

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Oct 22nd 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

As environmental concerns force us to rethink how we power our urban centers, the massive losses sustained from sudden natural disasters expose the need for us to initiate change sooner rather than later. The future of our energy supply must face the dual challenges of sustainability and reliability. These challenges are spurring new waves of […]

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Oct 20th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Federal funding continues to flow, and it is available now to government officials throughout the country. Just weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yet another $272 million that is available for rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects. USDA will finance 114 projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant […]

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Oct 15th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

School districts throughout the U.S. are on the verge of letting large construction projects with new funding from citizen-supported bond elections. Some school districts already have secured their funding, and others will ask voters to approve bond packages in November and December. Cumulatively, the upcoming opportunities will represent billions in new spending, and although the […]

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Oct 13th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

There are, of course, some people who know about what follows … but not the public at large. And, very few taxpayers, large companies, media outlets, and citizens have heard the news. Strange as it may sound, even many public officials appear to have little knowledge of this. Ready for it? Hang on … this […]

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Oct 8th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Airports in America are undergoing significant changes as focus has shifted to long-overdue, critical needs related to modernization. Finally, there is funding for these efforts. Public officials are preparing to launch thousands of projects with objectives related to expansion, safety, increased efficiency, and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules. Most of the projects will […]

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Oct 6th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Ports throughout the U.S. have extremely critical infrastructure needs, and port officials in numerous states are readying projects for launch. America’s ports are in desperate need of modernization, expansion, upgrades, and repairs if they are to remain viable. Because of the economic contributions that ports provide to the U.S. economy, officials can no longer ignore […]

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