As a new year approaches, governmental entities in the Houston area will provide a hotbed of activity for private-sector contracting opportunities. Government entities in the Bayou City area recently joined more than 70 Texas cities, counties and public school and special districts to pass more than 65 bond issues statewide worth a combined total of nearly $9.1 billion.
Looking back, 2018 brought both turmoil and innovation to government contracting. A string of cyberattacks, such as the ransomware attack on Atlanta, left public officials focused on increasing cybersecurity. Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and fires in California brought resilience and climate change to the forefront of many agendas. Start-ups and disruptive new offerings radicalized the transportation market as motorized scooters and autonomous vehicles forced transportation planners to rethink options. 2018 was a year of change.
Looking for engineering and construction opportunities? Look no further than ports!
Investment in America’s ports is accelerating significantly and port spending will increase again in 2019. Because of the neo-Panamax megaships, ports throughout the country are expanding shipping channels and harbors. They are also expanding rail lines and constructing new facilities or significantly expanding older ones. No port in America wants to be left out as shipping activity is increasing rapidly.
The United States ranks number one in the world for health care spending as a percentage of GDP. That sounds great… but, for instance, Texas ranks only 11th worldwide when it comes to performance. That’s because of access to care.
Joins other experts to share expertise regarding growing alternative funding option
AUSTIN, TX (11/20/18) – Mary Scott Nabers, president and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc., will be joined by representatives of a trio of national and global transportation, infrastructure, engineering and design firms as panelists for an interactive conversation to kick off the Nov. 27 and 28 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Federal Conference in Washington, D.C.
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.