Sep 13th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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An aerial view of Pacifica Beach, which will receive BRIC funding for improving infrastructure resiliency. Courtesy of Pacifica Beach, Calif.

Hurricane season officially began in June and will continue through November. Weather watchers, public officials and first responders will be highly focused on storm threats for the next few months. Tropical hurricanes can develop anytime but are more common during the Atlantic hurricane season. To help public officials prepare for, recover from and mitigate weather-related […]

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Sep 8th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The Hastings Veterans' Home, which will receive major upgrades to address deferred maintenance issues. Courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

Deferred maintenance is a multi-billion-dollar problem for public officials throughout the country. Deferred maintenance is a major issue in the U.S., affecting cities, counties, school districts, universities, community colleges, public hospitals and law enforcement agencies. The longer this issue remains unaddressed, the greater the financial burden on taxpayers. The federal government also has deferred maintenance […]

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Sep 1st 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
wiconsin river bridge 340x240 Massive support and funding are now available to improve America’s supply chain networks
Photo of the Wisconsin River bridge. Courtesy of Columbia County.

New opportunities for multimodal freight, rail, and port projects are being announced frequently because federal funding is now available to support roadway infrastructure, specifically supply chain projects. In 2022, federal officials announced $1.5 billion in new funding for these types of infrastructure projects. Congress designated the funding to flow through the U.S. Department of Transportation […]

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May 12th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
Photo courtesy of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 340x240 Many technology related safety enhancements are planned with new federal funding

The new federal budget – the one proposed for 2024 – requests $74 billion to upgrade government technology. This reflects a 13% increase over the amount of federal money allocated for technology in 2023. The allocation is long overdue. In fact, it is almost impossible for public entities to manage mandates with the outdated technology […]

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May 5th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Local governments have no shortage of reasons to invest in new parks. The available funding is incredibly abundant. It’s available because park enhancement projects deliver so many critical benefits – coastal resilience, economic development, greener environments, community enhancements and improved connectivity. Public park projects can be funded from many sources, but one very lucrative source […]

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Feb 28th 2022 | Posted in News by Government Contracting Pipeline
NOAA sea level rise 340x240 Sea levels along U.S. coastlines could rise 12 inches in next 30 years

Washington, D.C. – Sea levels along U.S. coastlines are projected to rise between 10 to 12 inches on average above current levels by 2050, according to a new report by several federal agencies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined NASA and other federal agencies in releasing “Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for […]

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Aug 12th 2021 | Posted in News by Texas Government Insider
rocket launch 340x240 Midland launches aerospace corridor to capture $281M in investment potential

Leaders in Midland are creating a high-speed aerospace corridor to capitalize on a location bottleneck that is slowing the flow of billions of dollars to the private sector for hypersonic testing and development. The corridor between Midland International Air and Space Port and Spaceport America in New Mexico is in the planning stages to serve […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in News, State by Texas Government Insider
USACE Ike Dike Aerial view of the Bolivar Roads Gate System rendering2 340x240 Army Corps, GLO revise coastal storm surge barrier plan to estimated $26.2B

The study team of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a revised Coastal Texas Study draft proposal on October 30 for the construction of a coastal storm surge barrier in Galveston Bay. The Coastal Texas Protection & Restoration Feasibility Study, or the Coastal Texas Study, is examining the feasibility […]

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Apr 13th 2020 | Posted in News, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Rendering of Raleigh hotel and office tower

North Carolina – The city of Raleigh extended its deadline for a request for information (RFI) as it seeks project options to develop a downtown convention center hotel and an office tower. Acknowledging the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials said they are committed to exploring project options for the development on two vacant […]

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Mar 18th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
Arizona State University 340x240 No slowdown in sight for contracting opportunities on college, university campuses

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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Jan 17th 2020 | Posted in News by Texas Government Insider
Battleship Texas 340x240 RFP expected for USS Texas home

Ahead of an anticipated request for proposals (RFP), committees in Baytown and Galveston are marshaling their resources to be the next berth for the USS Texas battleship after restoration work is complete in La Porte. Officers with the Battleship Texas Foundation are working to finalize the RFP for the new berth location. They anticipate issuing […]

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Nov 1st 2019 | Posted in News by Government Contracting Pipeline
Park at Penn s Landing rendering 340x240 Philadelphia waterfront park project enters final design phase

Pennsylvania – The $225 million Park at Penn’s Landing project in Philadelphia has entered its final design phase after the park partnership secured funding and completed preliminary engineering. The partnership, which includes the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. (DRWC), plans to start construction in 2021 with the […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Federal, News by Texas Government Insider
NCTCOG North Central Texas COG awarded federal grant to replace bridges

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has been awarded an $8.78 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for work on seven existing bridges. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on Dallas and Fort Worth. NCTCOG will use funds from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) […]

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Mar 22nd 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
WP 3.22 1 340x240 Addressing critical needs at lower levels of government will result in thousands of collaboration initiatives

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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Oct 19th 2018 | Posted in News by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Photos by Thomas Lotero Mary Scott Nabers with Representative Todd Hunter Paula Morelock, Business Operations at SPI with State Senator Kirk Watson and Gay Erwin, VP of Public Affairs at SPI Mary Scott Nabers with Representative John Raney Senior Consultant Edgar Antu with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Representative Giovanni Capriglione with Edgar Antu, Senior Consultant […]

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Aug 23rd 2018 | Posted in News by wpengine
Biennial LCC 340x240 Legislative Communication Conference Highlight of the Week

Legislative Communication Conference Highlight of the Week Check this column each week for information and updates on speakers and agenda topics! The Biennial Legislative Communication Conference, scheduled for Oct. 17 in Austin, is designed to bring government executives, board and commission appointees, local and elected government officials, K-12 and higher education leaders, and senior staffers to […]

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Jun 28th 2018 | Posted in News by glideadmin
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On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) will host the 10th biennial Texas Legislative Communication Conference (TLCC). The conference brings together executive directors, board members, senior state agency representatives, business leaders, educators, and local government officials. The daylong event will feature three outstanding Keynote Speakers and panels […]

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Nov 17th 2017 | Posted in News by Mary Scott Nabers
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Most motorists pay little attention to “rest stops” along the highway. But, some traveling Americans look for them and appreciate a place to enjoy a snack or a short nap. Now, state legislators are beginning to look at highway rest areas as very attractive, hot properties. That’s because of their revenue-producing potential. What’s turning heads […]

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Aug 30th 2017 | Posted in News by Kristin Gordon
construction 340x240 Some high dollar projects waiting in limbo to be funded

The state of Maryland has been fortunate, so far, to receive all the right funding for its Purple Line light-rail construction project. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and United States Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao participated in a ceremonial signing this week of the Purple Line light-rail construction federal full funding grant agreement. The signed […]

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