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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

June 9, 2016 - in Uncategorized

Ocean Springs, Miss.—The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) released the Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts today. This is the third major effort by the Alliance, approved by all five U.S. Gulf Coast State governors. The states…

TRIP Report Identifies 125 California Transportation Projects with Economic Impact

May 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

TRIP, a national transportation research group, has identified 125 transportation projects that are needed to support economic growth. TRIP rated each…

Georgia DOT Outlines Benefits of Transportation Funding

April 27, 2016 - in Financial, Maintenance, Transportation

ATLANTA— Georgia’s economy continues to grow. Georgia is now the 8th largest state based on population, the 24th largest based on land mass, has the…

Ride Sharing Services Drive the Sharing Economy

April 6, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

Hampshire, UK, April 6, 2016—New data from Juniper Research has found that ridesharing services utilising freelance drivers, such as Uber and Lyft, are to increasingly see returns from their aggressive market strategies. Juniper’s latest research, Sharing…

January Construction Exceeds Estimates

March 2, 2016 - in Corporate

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during January 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,140.8 billion, 1.5 percent (±1.0%) above the revised December estimate of $1,123.5 billion.…

Chicago Begins Development of ON TO 2050 Comprehensive Regional Plan

February 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, Feb. 23, 2016—Stakeholders and leaders from across metropolitan Chicago are convening Wednesday to share ideas about how to strengthen existing communities by developing a new comprehensive regional plan called ON TO 2050. To embark on…

Infographic: What the Infrastructure Bill Means for Business

February 11, 2016 - in Corporate

America's deteriorating infrastructure has a direct impact on the economy. Source: MBACentral.org

Crystal River Works to Save Manatees and the Local Economy

September 30, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

Crystal River, Fla., is the self-proclaimed “home of the manatee.” An estimated 300,000 tourists visit Crystal River each year, many of them to see and experience the graceful manatees, the giant herbivores often referred to as “sea cows.” For a town…

Structural Solutions: The State of the Engineer Address

September 30, 2015 - in Column

Adversities and challenges, particularly when they don’t end well, provide the opportunity to reflect on decisions and figure out what happened. Governments have “state of the union” addresses that explain perceived difficulties in the market as well…

In 2012, U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy Grew Much Faster than Overall GDP

September 9, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

The U.S. ocean economy outpaced the domestic economy between 2011 and 2012, with an increase of $22 billion in gross domestic product, from $321 billion to $343 billion, according to a new NOAA analysis. Adjusting the figures to remove the effects of inflation,…