Mar 22nd 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
638116410046570000 340x240 Funding Surge Sparks Wave of Courthouse Construction and Renovations
A rendering of the planned Richardson Municipal Center.

Courthouses across America carry a rich history, with some dating back centuries. However, the upkeep of these aging buildings makes them extremely expensive to operate and maintain. The General Services Administration receives annual funding allocated by Congress, and this funding has recently been increased. Additionally, the recent infrastructure funding available through other programs has also […]

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Feb 9th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
Columbia Canal Power Plant and Canal Races 340x240 Open enrollments are currently available for renewable energy projects
The Columbia Canal Power Plant and Canal Races. Courtesy of Jack Boucher.

Demand for renewable energy resources has never been more robust, and billions of dollars in federal funding are now available to support projects designed to meet the demand. Projects that qualify for funding include ones designed to harness energy from water, wind or solar sources. Some technology projects are also eligible. The deployment of renewable […]

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Jan 5th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
nebraska memorial stadium 340x240 Large renovation projects will be abundant in 2024
The Nebraska Memorial Stadium, courtesy of the University of Nebraska.

In past years, it was likely more difficult for companies to categorize renovation and repair projects as highly attractive. That might not be the case anymore. Public entities throughout the U.S. are designing extremely large renovation projects, and without a doubt these upcoming projects will be attractive to firms of all types and sizes. Repair […]

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Dec 20th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
gordon chaffin 9RnsfefKdiY unsplash 340x240 America’s roadway fatality rates have resulted in millions to support safety projects throughout the country
Photo courtesy of Gordon Chaffin on Unsplash.

Here’s something that may surprise you! Statistics tell us that American roads are more dangerous than those of other developed countries. The U.S. roadway fatality rate has hovered around 12 deaths per 100,000 motorists for the past 15 years, while other developed countries have traffic fatality rates of under 5 per 100,000. U.S. roads are […]

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Dec 15th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
sewage 7948361 1280 340x240 Water infrastructure upgrades and expansion projects will likely reach historic numbers in 2024
Photo courtesy of jhenning on Pixabay.

When the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) went into effect in 2021, it included the largest funding allocation ever made for water infrastructure – $55 billion for projects to improve access to clean drinking water throughout the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was selected to allocate these funds to state and local governmental entities. […]

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Dec 8th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
maxwell ridgeway 6sgk3nCHm6o unsplash 340x240 Congress appropriated $2.3 billion for U.S. ferries   hundreds of opportunities for public private collaborations will launch in 2024
Photo courtesy of Maxwell Ridgeway on Unsplash.

In November, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced another $220 million in grant funding for upcoming ferry projects. The awards will support 13 projects in eight states and American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the U.S. This funding was allocated through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill passed by Congress. The total allocation made available is approximately […]

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Dec 6th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
handicap parking 2328893 1280 340x240 A large 2024 market sector that should not be overlooked
Photo courtesy of paulbr75 on Pixabay.

Several months ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 33rd anniversary. The law, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, currently covers support and assistance for approximately 42 million people in America. Mandated compliance with ADA statutes creates a large marketplace for construction projects. 2024 will be a banner year for firms interested […]

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Dec 1st 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
pascal bernardon jyIgc5wGnGE unsplash 340x240 City leaders are renovating or replacing city halls throughout the U.S.

Federal funding programs are currently supporting initiatives to replace, renovate or prepare public assets for reuse. Courthouses and city halls appear to be receiving an abundance of attention. It is uncommon to see a jurisdictional trend as strong as this type of municipal construction seems to be. However, the trend is likely being driven by […]

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Nov 22nd 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
ed 259 xcrI6CPkkJs unsplash 340x240 Upcoming transportation projects are outlined in planning documents throughout America

Many people complain about toll road fees. The most common comment is, “Why should I have to pay for using a road that was constructed with my tax dollars”? The answer is simple. The fees required to maintain, expand and construct roadways throughout the state must come from somewhere, and tolled lanes are what public […]

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Oct 25th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
element5 digital T9CXBZLUvic unsplash 340x240 Approved funding from bond elections represents billions for projects in 2024

Efforts are underway throughout the country to upgrade and expand America’s infrastructure. More often than not, the required funding is made available through local bond elections. When elected officials seek approval for funding that will become debt, the projects to be funded are outlined in detail for full transparency. Billions in funding are now represented […]

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Oct 18th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
joey kyber 45FJgZMXCK8 unsplash 340x240 Smart City competitionꟷ one of the best ways possible to showcase successful public private partnerships

The pace of change in our world is so rapid that just acknowledging the evolutionary advances can be challenging. But one trend that should not be overlooked is the growth occurring in urban areas of America. There’s a significant shift in where people choose to live and urban officials are struggling fiercely to incorporate the […]

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Oct 6th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
parker gibbons kfwPJieZVwI unsplash 340x240 Here’s a transformative trend in America that should not be overlooked

Construction activity on university campuses in America is more than noteworthy. In fact, it is being categorized as transformative! Due to a massive increase in students after COVID-19, a construction trend is sweeping college and university campuses in response to the high demand for more housing. Currently, America’s 175 largest universities offer on-campus housing to […]

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Sep 13th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
pacifica beach courtesy of pacifica beach california 340x240 Sustainability efforts to prevent future weather related damage and restoration projects to repair current damages are abundant
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
Hasting veterans home courtesy of MN department of veterans affairs 340x240 Here’s a long overdue turn of events that will create thousands of new opportunities
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
Raleigh hotel rendering 340x240 Raleigh extends RFI deadline for hotel office development
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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