Nevada is known throughout the world as the gambling capital of the United States, and millions of travelers visit the state every year to test their luck. The bright lights and high stakes found in the cities of Las Vegas and Reno act as major draws for tourism, but they are not the only attractions: Nevada is also home to the Hoover Dam and some of the most beautiful national parks in the US.
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Georgia is a world-renowned hub of healthcare innovation and investment, but as in many other places, authorities there struggle to ensure that health care services are provided equally to different segments of the population - whether they are urban or rural, poor or well-off. In the proposed state budget for fiscal 2019, Georgia lawmakers are pursuing several progressive investments in the areas of mental health, treatment of addictions, maternal health and care for rural populations, all of which bode well for vendors and service providers in the state.
Each year government agencies across the State of Arizona assign significant funding to projects designed to improve local neighborhoods. By investing in new construction and needed infrastructure upgrades, these agencies are helping to ensure growth in their communities while creating valuable business opportunities for local vendors.
California has an affordable housing problem. The average monthly rent in the state is 50 percent higher than the national average; in 2015, the average price for a California home was 2.5 times the national average. Since then, prices have only continued to rise, pushing the shortage of affordable housing in the Golden State toward a full-blown crisis.
As technology advances, state and local governments must keep their information technology systems secure and up-to-date. To effectively address the challenges of keeping their IT operations running smoothly, the state of Georgia must secures reliable information technology (IT) products and services from vendors in a variety of different subsectors, including telecommunications, cyber security, IT architecture and infrastructure, office equipment, software development, audio and video systems.
Participating in public-sector bidding can be daunting for businesses owners who are just starting out. For these business owners, one of the most challenging aspects of government contracting is simply finding the opportunities they want to bid on. While searching for consulting opportunities in the State of Michigan can be challenging, there are many ways to make the process easier. But before we explore those options, let’s take a closer look at why and how government agencies in Michigan publish consulting bids.
On February 9, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a budget deal to fund essential services and increase public spending by $300 billion over a two-year period, ending a shutdown of the federal government.
It’s no secret that government agencies are always on the lookout for new technologies that can help improve efficiency during the purchasing process. While the pace of change in many procurement departments has historically been slow – think the gradual adoption of electronic bid submission technology – today’s purchasing managers are often expected to accomplish more with smaller budgets, and this expectation can prompt a more rapid shift toward new solutions that can also benefit vendors.
Across the United States, state and federal government agencies are providing significant funding for infrastructure repair and construction. By investing heavily in things like highway repair and maintenance, bridge construction and water and sewage system upgrades, governments are creating billions of dollars’ worth of opportunities for business across the nation.
Across the United States, cities big and small are exploring how to reinvent themselves economically, culturally and structurally, as they adapt to the realities of the 21st century. This quest for reinvention is driven by the many challenges that cities currently face, such as outdated infrastructure, a changing economy, and new priorities for residents - all of which are prompting authorities to figure out how to ensure urban areas remain safe and accommodating, both now and in the future.