Panel Discusses Use of P3 in City Parks

During a panel discussion recently, leaders in Madison, Wisc., said that public-private partnerships have improved the city’s parks. Madison has used P3s since the 1970s, most recently for a baseball stadium, a sports field, community gardens and a boathouse. A beer garden operated by a P3 is expected to open this summer.

Dallas park built over highway thrives

The five-acre Klyde Warren Park connects two neighborhoods formerly divided by a highway. It boasts a playground, eateries and performance space. Today, Dallas is reaping the benefits from the arrangement, with the value of real estate around the park soaring and the city seeing tax revenue from increased development.

Public, Private Sector Join to Create Hospitality-Office Development – and Jobs

State and local officials expect a P3 development in Marlborough, Mass., to create 1,600 jobs when it opens in October.

P3s Could Surge With Water Infrastructure

America’s aging water infrastructure needs $1 trillion in investment, creating a pipeline for public-private partnerships says a report from Moody’s Investors Service.

P3 energy deal increases Ohio State endowment

Thanks to a public-private partnership, Ohio State University’s endowment will receive $1 billion. The board of trustees recently approved a deal with French company Engie and Axium Infrastructure Inc. of Montreal to manage its energy and electricity systems for 50 years.

Innovative program seeks to stop cycle of repeat offenders

Salt Lake County is teaming up with a nonprofit organization and private donors to help men who are repeatedly arrested get their lives back on track.

Partnership trains vets in additive manufacturing

Thanks to a Google grant, America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute will partner with 3D Veterans to expand a boot camp that trains U.S. military veterans in advanced manufacturing.

Change in tax code proposed to improve school buildings

One group of legislators and political consultants think they have the answer to repair and maintain America’s aging public school buildings, which would require $145 billion a year by one estimate.

KY parks department seeks information on P3 campground

The Kentucky Department of State Parks is exploring a possible public-private partnership to develop a new campground at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, 21 miles southeast of Paducah in western Kentucky.

Work Ready Skills Initiative funds second round of projects

The Work Ready Skills Initiative Advisory Committee has selected recipients for its second round of funding. Approximately $33.1 million in bond money was dispersed to more than a dozen projects aimed at developing a highly trained workforce to meet the needs of employers and to promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians.