Tax breaks are universally coveted! And, tax incentives attached to investments in government projects have attracted the attention of investors and developers.
Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced eagerly awaited proposed regulations and guidelines for a program that trades tax incentives for investments in projects in underserved communities in the nation’s 8,700 new Opportunity Zones.
Will join other subject matter experts for TAB Legislative Pre-Session Conference
AUSTIN, TX (11/1/18) – Mary Scott Nabers, president and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc., will be among a number of subject matter experts participating in the Nov. 14 Texas Association of Business (TAB) Legislative Pre-Session Conference. Speakers will address the most important issues affecting Texans as lawmakers prepare for the upcoming legislative session in Texas. The 86th Texas Legislature will convene on Jan. 8, 2019.
Recently, 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 a citizen from Cameroon. It was the third time in the past 40 days that facial recognition scanning technology identified an impostor using another person’s passport.
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.
Eager to ride in a computer-controlled vehicle? Worried about driverless cars approaching you on city streets? Better not worry about either scenario because, no matter how you feel about autonomous vehicles (AVs), that is the future. Driverless vehicles have attracted the attention of city leaders nationwide and big changes are occurring. The Smart Transportation Market will, in the not-too-distant future, exceed $7 trillion and companies are rushing in aggressively to capture a slice of this lucrative marketplace.
When it comes to public transportation, the United States lags far behind other countries.
Governments in Europe, Asia and Canada invest heavily in public transportation because it is viewed as an essential public good. The U.S. government, however, views public transit a little differently and funding has been inadequate for decades. As a result, America’s existing public transit infrastructure is crumbling and many cities are gridlocked.
Water utilities in the United States were once operated almost completely by private companies. That began to change when Boston, New York, Los Angeles and other large cities expanded in the late 19th century. Water utilities failed to manage the increased demand and government leaders stepped up to assume responsibility for adequate water resources. That’s been the case for decades, but now water problems are critical again. Most water experts believe another change is imminent.