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Feb 16th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Bao Menglong on Unsplash.

Following a near-total collapse of air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, early 2024 marks a significant milestone as North American air travel is finally returning to normal. Normal, however, may not be the appropriate word because many airports are experiencing significantly higher passenger demand. The demand is driving a huge need for expansion and renovation, […]

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Feb 14th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Gerd Altmann on Pixabay.

Federal research and development are critical to global competitiveness, so Congress is committed to supporting and encouraging both. Federal programs prioritize funding for almost every type of research. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) allocated a little more than $20 billion through 61 research programs. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) dedicated another $2.5 billion […]

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Feb 9th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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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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Feb 7th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Maximillian Conacher on Unsplash.

Some people know about Public Facility Corporations (PFCs), but only a few, it seems. Public officials, however, are very familiar with PFCs because affordable housing and essential housing facilities are at the top of their priority list. PFCs are commonly involved in delivering housing options throughout the country. A PFC is a non-profit organization that […]

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Feb 2nd 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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There is no argument – everyone agrees technology is changing our world! Technological evolution and innovation trends are rampant. Changes are happening so fast that it’s simply not possible to keep up with everything. However, because taxpayer dollars fund much of what is happening in the government marketplace, the innovation is interesting to note. The […]

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Jan 31st 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
rendering of north canal project 340x240 Funding is available for projects that mitigate flooding risks and provide sustainable infrastructure
Rendering of the North Canal Project in Houston. Courtesy of the city of Houston.

Every $1 spent on flood mitigation before disaster strikes yields $6 to $7 in saved recovery costs, according to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA. Meanwhile, the number of properties in the U.S. that suffer from repeated flood damage is rising at a staggering rate, the Natural Resources Defense Council says. That’s surprising because abundant […]

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Jan 26th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

Aging tunnels in America, coupled with the country’s continued growth, have created an extremely high demand for attention. The imminent repair and replacement will result in significant growth in the tunnel construction market in North America over the next several years. Thousands of tunnels are in dire need of attention because every state has hundreds, […]

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Jan 24th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
rendering of mccain library 340x240 Local government officials will appreciate this funding
Rendering of the McCain National Library. Courtesy of Arizona State University.

There is a sector of a federally funded program that I fear is not getting enough attention. This program supports many of the local projects I know public officials want to launch. The Facilities Grant Program, administered through the Treasury Department, is awarding grant funding to support the expansion of broadband accessibility in public centers. […]

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Jan 19th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
cytonn photography vWchRczcQwM unsplash 340x240 Want to be more successful in capturing government contracts? Here’s how to get started.
Photo courtesy of Cytonn Photography on Unsplash.

After working for the past 25-plus years to help companies be successful in selling to government, I get questions daily about what it takes to be successful in the public sector marketplace. This column’s objective is to provide some “Best Practices for Success” because I firmly believe it is in the best interest of all […]

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Jan 17th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
borman expressway 340x240 The abundance of upcoming surface transportation projects creates high demand for experienced contracting partners
The Borman Expressway. Courtesy of the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Large funding grants for surface transportation projects are available from the federal government’s Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Program. This program, actively overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is especially focused on funding projects that hold regional or national significance. Applications that were approved in 2023 will provide between $5.45 billion and $5.58 billion for […]

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