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Jul 29th 2022 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The two largest international sporting events, The World Cup and Olympic Games, will be hosted in a few U.S. cities in 2026 and 2028. Both events require massive work by host cities, and new development projects will be large and expensive. This effort is already launching hundreds of new contracting opportunities for private sector companies. Eleven […]

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Jul 27th 2022 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Electric vehicles (EV) should never again be considered ‘futuristic.’ They are the ‘here and now’ and investment funding for electric vehicles is now flowing abundantly from both public and private sector coffers. Billions of dollars are available for electrification projects. Transit agencies are on the leading edge as they move quickly to electric vehicles. The […]

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Jul 22nd 2022 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Changes are occurring rapidly at the local levels of government and the changes will likely be noticed first by citizens and businesses because of fee increases. Citizen services are critical components of local government and while public officials work diligently to hold down costs for taxpayers, the cost of citizen services is escalating rapidly. Most […]

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Jul 20th 2022 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline

Hawaii – The governor of Hawaii has signed the state budget, leaving in place $400 million for financing of the new Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Of the $400 million, $350 million is through the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, while the other $50 million comes from the Stadium Development Special Fund to cover expenses […]

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Jul 20th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released a plan that would spend $85 billion over the next decade to improve its transportation infrastructure. The Unified Transportation Plan proposes freeway expansions in Texas’ major cities, as well as fixing both little and big streets across rural and urban areas. The plan directs federal and state […]

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Jul 20th 2022 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

As America fights to preserve its economic leadership globally, universities are critical partners. A skilled and trained workforce is the required component of economic stability and because of that prosperity cannot be preserved without a strong education infrastructure. Colleges and universities are doing their part today by offering an educational curriculum that prepares men and […]

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Jul 15th 2022 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

In spite of all the new federal funding and dozens of new grant programs, city and county officials are still scrambling to launch projects designed to generate revenue. There are many reasons for this. The primary reason is that the new federal funding has a short lifecycle, and there is no indication that this level […]

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Jul 13th 2022 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Hundreds of cities with minor league baseball teams already have launched stadium construction projects or have plans to launch them soon. This phenomenon is not happening because a hundred cities decided all at once to upgrade stadiums where minor league baseball teams perform. Instead, the new construction and renovation activity is the result of Major […]

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Jul 8th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The city of Houston’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget began July 1, totaling $5.7 billion. The city also updated its five-year capital improvement plan (CIP). The five-year CIP is revised annually to include new projects, reflect changes in priorities, and extend the plan an additional year. The first year of the plan is the city’s current […]

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Jul 8th 2022 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline

Missouri – The governor signed Fiscal Year 2023 state operating budget bills on June 30. The budget is approximately $47.5 billion, including $12.5 billion in general revenue. Missouri is going into FY 2023 with a nearly $3 billion surplus in general revenue. Public higher education institutions will receive $460.1 million for capital improvement projects. Some of […]

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