The federal government may not like the Paris Climate Agreement, but state and local elected officials do. This past weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a large number of mayors who reiterated their commitment to the partnership agreement. These officials visiting Florida for the U.S. Conference of Mayors represent the Climate Mayors, a bipartisan organization that was organized in 2014. The group now boasts 331 mayors representing 65 million Americans. The membership includes mayors from the 10 largest cities in the U.S., including traditional energy hubs such as Houston and Dallas.
It’s impossible to know whether Congress will provide federal funding to stimulate infrastructure spending. Although members from both parties have strongly advocated for addressing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, there is much disagreement about how much funding to allocate and how to leverage the funding.
Infrastructure project stakeholders in both the public and private sectors wince at the mention of how federal regulations often create insurmountable obstacles that can either impede or prevent completion of long overdue infrastructure projects in the U.S.
Part of SelectUSA Investment Summit promoting foreign investment in United States AUSTIN, TX (6-6-17) – Mary Scott Nabers, president and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) and a nationally recognized expert in public-private partnerships (P3s/PPPs) will join host U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and an impressive list of global executives and business leaders at the upcoming 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit. The event is scheduled for June 18-20 in National Harbor, Md.
Most companies, upon deciding to pursue opportunities with a specific governmental entity, develop a “Go-To-Market” strategy. One of the more interesting new strategies that allows companies to capture the attention of public officials today is to participate in a pilot or demonstration project. This is becoming extremely common… and it now appears to be a major trend.
Disruption has reached almost every aspect of public safety and technology is changing everything. Heard about drones? Welcome to the world of the future where there is total transparency.
The emergence of hyperloop technology has the potential to alter transportation forever by allowing passengers and cargo to move “faster, cleaner and more efficiently” than ever.