New types of public-private partnerships are evolving

Government at the state and federal levels of government is providing significant funding for collaborative land deals that boost economic development. While some of this activity has occurred in the past, it was definitely not on the scale that is now evident. And, most of the current funding is flowing to public-private partnerships. Not only […]

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New year will provide thousands of opportunities for government contractors

By all accounts, 2020 is shaping up to be a banner year for government contracting. Following years of growth since the last recession, the year has begun with gusto. Earlier fears that the marketplace might be fragile because of government uncertainty seem to have vanished. Public officials are announcing large new project launches on a […]

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Billions will be spent on public school campus projects in coming months

Public school campuses are always busy places, but in about five months many of them will experience a different kind of activity. That’s because numerous school districts will launch major construction projects in the few summer months when students are not on campus. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, projected student growth between fall […]

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Planning documents offer insightful information for government contracting firms

Most citizens find planning documents a little boring. That’s not the case, however, for government contractors. For them, such documents are extremely interesting. In fact, savvy contracting firms know there’s gold to be found in planning documents. Almost every large upcoming project at every governmental jurisdiction is well documented somewhere in a detailed plan that […]

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Interested in 2020 contracting opportunities? Follow government studies underway now!

When public entities commission a study, it’s safe to assume that one or more, usually large, projects will follow. For some companies, following government studies is how they manage to get ahead of their competitors. Most large government projects require a study of some sort – project feasibility, projected population growth, transportation patterns, public transit […]

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Cities will launch hundreds of expanded and diversified park projects in 2020

Most citizens appreciate parks, and many are regular visitors. However, the public at large rarely contemplates the economic impact of parks. And, too many companies overlook hundreds of contracting opportunities associated with parks. Parks are responsible for billions in annual economic activity. In 2018, community volunteers contributed 15.9 million hours improving local parks. Government agencies […]

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Change is rampant on university campuses

Government funding continues to shrink for public colleges and universities. At the same time, there is a public outcry for lower tuition, on-line courses, and easy access to education. Education officials seek relief and many are finding it through collaborative initiatives. The federal government is encouraging, incentivizing and occasionally directing collaborative initiatives. President Donald Trump […]

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