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Decaying National Infrastructure Is Challenging the Resurgence of American Manufacturing

At a recent manufacturing summit hosted in Washington, D.C. by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Vice President Biden effectively made the case for linking manufacturing and infrastructure development as...more

Overview of Central and West Africa

Orrick lawyers Pascal Agboyibor, Bruno Gay and Gabin Gabas authored the first "Overview of Central and West Africa," an outline of the electricity and oil & gas sector legislation in 14 francophone African countries, that has...more

Build America Transportation Investment Center

On July 17, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative includes a host of measures to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth, including the formation...more

Entrepreneurial Growth and Recruitment Strategy: An Economic Development Formula for Success

Historically, most local economic development efforts, or regional efforts among a group of counties, have focused on business recruitment. These efforts have generally been focused on large business recruitment projects. ...more

Plan Nord: Québec Liberal Government Relaunches the Plan Nord

On June 4, 2014, the first budget (Budget) of the new Liberal government, in power since April 7, 2014, was tabled in the Québec National Assembly. The Budget provides for certain measures to relaunch the Plan Nord, as...more

Hallmarks of Infrastructure Success

Enhancing the quality of life and economic opportunity in any region will require investments in social infrastructure—facilities for civic life, health care, education, and social services—as well as transportation...more

The Grow America Act - Obama Administration Releases Four Year Transportation Reauthorization Proposal

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has sent to Congress a $302 billion four-year surface transportation reauthorization proposal, the “Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency,...more

New DOI Strategy for Mitigation Offers Some Promise and Many Unanswered Questions

On April 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released the Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) new strategy to implement mitigation policies and practices that will more effectively encourage infrastructure...more

A Small Step Toward "Redevelopment 2.0"? Gov. Brown's Proposal to Expand the Use of Infrastructure Financing Districts

Over two years have passed since Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature dissolved the 400-plus redevelopment agencies throughout the state and ordered them to wind down their operations and finances, with the goal of...more

Will Foreign-Owned Mining Companies Build Africa’s Rail and Seaport Infrastructure?

Latham & Watkins partners Glen Ireland, Chair of the firm’s Mining & Metals Industry Group, and Clement Fondufe, Chair of the Africa Practice, look at the challenges facing foreign-owned mining companies and discuss how...more

Open for investment: How Mexico is paving the way for infrastructure investors

A step-change for Mexican infrastructure - Mexico enacted its new federal public-private partnership (PPP) law, Ley de Asociaciones Público Privadas (Law on Public-Private Partnerships), in January 2012. The...more

The IDB assisting private sector growth in Africa

Introduction - The World Bank has estimated that capital investments in infrastructure of US$93 billion per year will be required in sub-Saharan Africa to sustain growth in the region, with only US$40 billion currently...more

The Future Development of Ports and Airports in Queensland

Recently the Queensland Government released the Queensland Ports Strategy and the Economic Directions Statement for Queensland Airports to provide these sectors and private investors information on future infrastructure...more

Public Private Partnerships: From Economic Development to Local-Serving Infrastructure Procurement

In This Presentation: Public Private Partnership Opportunities: - Public Assistance into Private Projects • Economic Development/Redevelopment • Land Use/Zoning • Real Estate Assets/Long Range Property...more

The Islamic Development Bank Assisting Private Sector Growth in Africa

Over the past decade, six out of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world have been located in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the continent continuing to derive benefit from increased stability and the growth of civil...more

Hogan Lovells' Miguel Zaldivar on the floor of Hogan Lovells Global Energy Summit [Video]

Global Energy Summit Interview Video Clip...more

Regulating for Growth: Asymmetric Regulation of Electronic Communications in Emerging Economies

1. INTRODUCING REGULATING FOR GROWTH - Regulating for Growth (RfG) is an initiative to harness knowledge and experience in the communications sector to create a series of analyses and guidelines to assist practical and...more

Land Use, Zoning and Other Local Policies to Promote Economic Development - League of California Cities Webinar: New Tools for...

In This Presentation: • Public Agency Approach • Existing Local Authority • Public Private Partnerships • Redevelopment/Economic Development • Public Infrastructure - Excerpt from Public Agency...more

Investing In Georgia: Economic Development Newsletter - June 2013

Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find: - An economic-impact study linking the use of tax-exempt municipal bonds to the development of our...more

Russia And Corruption: Don Quixote Or Elliot Ness? (Part II Of II)

With the political forces aligned to fight corruption, Russia may be finally making a serious and sincere effort to address corruption in Russian society....more

Miami: Our Best Climate is the One Serving Your Business

According to recent media reports, Miami has become the “go-to” location for companies seeking a better business, a fact that has been noticed by many major New York observing the trend of migration to Florida. Consider the...more

Editorial: We Need A Shared Vision On Developing Florida

Florida has a long history of wrestling with the competing interests of growth management, economic development and the protection of natural resources. As an attorney practicing land use and environmental law for the past 22...more

The Bilzin Sumberg New Miami Investment Survey

In This Issue: - Questions 1-10: Economy And Investments - Questions 11-15: Tourism, Infrastructure And Trade - Questions 16-20: Labor, Government And Florida Living For more information, please see full survey...more

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