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Archive for the ‘Private Investment’ Category

Guest on The Infra Blog: Andrew Curtis Right, Executive Director, Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Andrew Curtis Right, Executive Director, BATIC

Andrew Curtis Right is Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Executive Director of the Build America Transportation Investment Center. The Build America Transportation Investment Center serves as the single point of contact and coordination for states, municipalities and project sponsors looking to utilize federal transportation expertise, apply for federal transportation credit programs and explore ways to access private capital in public private partnerships.

“If you’re going to build a road today you’ve got to bid out the contract, and someone has to pay for it. And in the past the money has typically come from the Highway Trust Fund, or from the federal government, or from state and local taxes, et cetera. Going forward, the issue is a P3 really involves a different layer of procuring and risk sharing, and effectively of financing, where the state or the municipality or the sponsor doesn’t have to pay up front as part of a contract…”

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A Roadmap For Economic Resilience: The Bay Area Regional Economic Strategy

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
bay area nonfarm employment

The purpose of the Regional Economic Strategy Roadmap is to offer concrete actions for growing regional prosperity and a flexible framework for developing actions going forward. Its proposals are evergreen agents of economic resilience, strategies wise in both expansion and downturn, necessary to accelerate the former and dampen the latter. It is a recipe for a robust and enduring regional economy.

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Innovative Financing Helps Universities Grow

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Texas A&M University Campus - Photo by Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University recently announced plans to expand its student housing capacity by more than 3,400 beds with a unique agreement between public and private partners worth over $360 million. The announcement is similar to dozens just like it throughout the country. Student housing on university campuses is an extremely large, growing marketplace and most of the new projects are collaborative efforts called public-private partnerships (P3s).

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Infographic: Greening Buildings with LEED Certification

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
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LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program. From sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality—LEED focuses on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health. There are more then 68,000 LEED commercial projects in the United States and LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 countries and territories and 6 continents.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Johan Henriksson, Executive Vice President, Skanska Infrastructure Development

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Johan Henriksson was recently appointed Executive Vice President of Skanska Infrastructure Development…In May 2015, Skanska and its LaGuardia Gateway Partners team were selected as the preferred bidder to work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to redevelop LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building. The company is also working on the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orlando, which is currently the largest transportation project underway in Florida, and theElizabeth River Tunnels project underneath the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

“The PPP Structure I think is a very good solution for many projects…it’s about, I think, daring to look outside the box here and trying to look at new potential solutions to solve old problems, and not always using the same old tools that have always been used, the public financing.”

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U.S. DOT: What is BATIC?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
U.S. DOT: What is BATIC?

The Build America Transportation Investment Center, or BATIC, is a streamlined, one-stop-shop for communities, states, and private investors looking to solve the challenges associated with infrastructure development today.

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Opportunities for Infrastructure Reform: Improving America’s Procurement System

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

BROOKINGS INSTITUTIONMETROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM Infrastructure enables global trade, powers businesses, connects workers to their jobs, creates new opportunities for struggling communities, and protects America from an unpredictable natural environment. However, these critical systems are in a state of disrepair. Aging bridges, congested roads, outmoded storm and drinking water systems, and deteriorating public buildings are just […]

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Accelerating U.S. Clean Energy Deployment

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Table 1: Ways for Institutional Investors to Finance Clean Energy

Institutional investors, and the corporations they invest in, are playing a growing role in financing the clean energy infrastructure needed to meet international climate goals. These investors and companies must support policymakers who seek an international agreement that will provide clearer market signals and greater certainty for needed clean energy investments.

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Growth & Shared Prosperity

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

In June 2015, 73 chief executives, mayors, governors, university presidents, economists, and thought leaders from across the political spectrum gathered at Harvard Business School to work on a question of deep and growing concern in the United States: How can our nation continue to grow while also providing a path to prosperity for more Americans? This briefing shares the highlights of the group’s deliberations.

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Place Value: How Communities Attract, Grow and Keep Jobs and Talent in the Rocky Mountain West

Monday, September 7th, 2015
Job Growth in Idaho and Montana

Place Value comes at a time when many communities are seeking new approaches to economic development that respond to changing market and fiscal realities. What people are seeking from their jobs and communities is also changing. A growing number of people prioritize quality of life over other factors, including employment opportunities, in decisions about where to live, work, or start a business. At the same time, today’s technology and the growth of knowledge-based industries allow people and businesses far greater flexibility in where they locate. Yet for many communities, particularly those with resort economies, high cost of living, long commutes and limited employment opportunities are barriers to attracting and retaining a talented workforce.

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