Controlling America’s borders – here’s the likely future and a huge new marketplace!

Donald Trump has been promising to build a physical border wall since his earliest campaign days.  The wall, however, sparks so much controversy from all sides it is believed to be DOA with Congress. The cost of a wall would add billions more to the national debt and almost every expert says there is no […]

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Facial recognition scanning – now becoming common throughout the country

Last week, a woman carrying an American passport arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on a flight from Ghana.  Facial recognition technology alerted the U.S. Border Patrol that she was not an American citizen but, in fact, a citizen from Cameroon. It was the third time in the past 40 days that facial recognition technology […]

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Critically needed funding for water projects is ever so near!!!

An infusion of $6 billion in federal funding for critical water infrastructure projects appears to be on the way to some very happy state and local officials. What a great gift! Congress last week passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S.3021), which will result in federal funding for projects related to safer drinking water and sewer […]

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Small airports have big impact on local, regional economies throughout U.S.

Some tend to overlook a significant economic driver for many less-populated areas of the country – regional general aviation airports. While these airports are small compared to those found in major cities, their economic impact is extremely significant. In fact, the general aviation industry generates $219 billion in total economic input and contributes $109 billion […]

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Funding is now available and the competition has begun

There are many public officials and economic development organizations with critical projects that can’t be launched because of a lack of funding.  Some of them, however, got lucky a few months ago. The fortunate ones are located in newly-designated “Opportunity Zones.”  Investors with project funding are already knocking on some of their doors with millions […]

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Will infrastructure concerns impact November elections?

With midterm elections only a month away, the media is talking non-stop about who will win, what party will prevail and how voters feel about volatile issues. Most commentators and reporters are focused on House and Senate races… but it is likely that gubernatorial campaigns will determine whether infrastructure reform moves forward. States like Georgia, […]

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Demand for construction projects is soaring…but where are the workers?

Demand for construction projects is at an all-time high in the U.S.  But, construction firms cannot respond aggressively because of the lack of skilled workers.  With no relief in sight, there is great angst! Spending on new construction projects reached $1 trillion by the end of 2017, but we’ll not see that again in 2018. […]

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