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22 Jun 2017

Texas A&M System Pursuing Another Public Private Partnership

The same day a tropical storm was named that is forecasted to hit the gulf coast, comes an announcement by the Texas A&M system chancellor to build a data center on the RELLIS campus. John Sharp promoted the site as an attractive location for Houston area companies who could move

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22 Jun 2017

The power of public-private partnerships

As Delaware’s top decision makers work to balance a state budget that has an almost $400 million deficit, one thing is clear – funding reductions are happening and government agencies, nonprofits and businesses alike are going to share in the sacrifice. But by working together, there is an opportunity to

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22 Jun 2017

U.S. DOT Offers Guidance on Public-Private Partnerships

As debate of the pros and cons of public-private partnerships heightens in light of President Donald Trump’s fondness for infrastructure privatization, the U.S. Department of Transportation has offered a look at the ups and downs of bringing private sector players into the conversation early. A new (fairly technical) DOT paper

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21 Jun 2017

Airbnb just paid its taxes and here’s how much Miami-Dade made

After a contentious debate that ended with Miami-Dade County agreeing to collect the countywide bed tax from Airbnb, the popular — but controversial — short-term rental platform is paying up. After a month collecting the 6 percent resort tax in May, Airbnb announced Tuesday that the site remitted $522,000 to

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21 Jun 2017

Spirit AeroSystems joins NASA Advanced Composites Consortium

Spirit AeroSystems announced today it has accepted an invitation to join NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) as a Tier-1 member. The ACC is a public-private partnership focused on progressing knowledge about composite materials and improving the performance of future aircraft. The consortium is managed by the National Institute of Aerospace.

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20 Jun 2017

Rolls-Royce To Open Turbine Lab In West Lafayette, Indiana

As part of a public-private partnership Rolls-Royce will establish a $24 million turbine lab for compact gas turbine engines at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Development and testing of next-generation turbine airfoils will be housed at Purdue’s Zucrow Laboratories, one of the nation’s largest university propulsion laboratory for research

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16 Jun 2017

Mayor Purzycki to form public-private partnership for Baynard restoration, management

Mayor Mike Purzycki, D-Wilmington, is searching for entities to participate with the City in a public-private partnership to manage, restore and maintain Baynard Stadium. Purzycki said after considering input from the public and members of a working group, a public-private partnership is the best way to make improvements to a

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16 Jun 2017

Albemarle eyes public-private partnership for new government complex

As Albemarle ponders whether to move its judicial and administrative functions outside of Charlottesville’s borders, the county has hired a real estate and development firm to advise the Board of Supervisors on how a deal could be struck with the private sector. “Our goal here is to provide you with

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14 Jun 2017

The potholes in Trump’s public-private infrastructure plan

After a turbulent start to his administration, President Donald Trump is looking for ways to change the national conversation. With controversies swirling, and following a deeply unpopular decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, last week the administration began to talk about its infrastructure agenda. But the facts of

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12 Jun 2017

Tolls, private financing obstacles to Trump’s infrastructure plan

President Donald Trump’s grand plan to spend $1 trillion over the next 10 years on highways and other infrastructure improvements faces a formidable roadblock in Congress and state legislatures. There’s agreement the investment is badly needed to improve the nation’s sagging infrastructure but how to cover the huge expense is

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