12 episodes

Welcome to "The Connection: Partnering Public and Private Entities," the definitive audio resource for professionals navigating the intricacies of government procurement, public-private partnerships, and policy innovation. This enlightening podcast series serves as an essential companion to Government Market News, the premier destination for incisive coverage of the U.S. government marketplace — the world's largest and most dynamic economic sector.Each episode of "The Connection" offers a deep dive into the latest government market developments, from emerging contracting opportunities to the nuances of policy trends that are reshaping the landscape. Listeners will gain invaluable insights through expert interviews, analysis, and commentary that illuminate the strategies and challenges of business-government interactions.Our distinguished guests, including public officials, seasoned business leaders, and the foremost experts on public-private collaboration, will provide you with the knowledge and perspectives necessary to thrive in this multi-trillion-dollar marketplace. Whether you're a government contractor looking to fine-tune your approach, a policymaker shaping the future of public sector partnerships, or an industry professional aiming to stay ahead of the curve. With comprehensive coverage led by a cadre of former government executives committed to fostering successful public and private sector collaborations.Meet the Expert Co-Hosts:
Marshall Macomber is a visionary executive with a unique blend of business development, political strategy, communications, and public sector experience. He is founder and president of ThinkP3, a DC-based consulting and lobbying firm promoting innovative infrastructure solutions and alternative delivery models such as public-private partnerships (P3s). He played a key role in the 2021 infrastructure bill, initiating a vital USDOT program for state DOTs. Macomber is also a former Chief of Staff to Congressman Mike Rogers and holds an MBA from Georgetown University. A member of George Washington University’s ESG & Infrastructure Steering Group and other boards, he is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at industry events.  A driving passion for growing public transit, building walkable and equitable cities, decarbonizing America’s energy grid, and improving railroad infrastructure and operations gets him up in the morning and keeps him up at night.
 
Mary Scott Nabers is President/CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI). SPI is a recognized pioneer in the business of partnering public and private entities for commercial ventures.  A recognized expert in government contracting, procurement consulting, business development, political strategy, and P3s. She is the author of Collaboration Nation – How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government & Inside the Infrastructure Revolution – A Roadmap for Rebuilding America.
Mary served as a statewide office holder in Texas for a decade and founded Strategic Partnerships, Inc., a 28 year old company that offers procurement consulting, research, government affairs and guidance in Public Private Partnerships to clients from all industry groups. The SPI Team provides consulting services in 18 states and research service in all 50 states.Her articles have been published by media outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, The Hill, & POLITICO

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Welcome to "The Connection: Partnering Public and Private Entities," the definitive audio resource for professionals navigating the intricacies of government procurement, public-private partnerships, and policy innovation. This enlightening podcast series serves as an essential companion to Government Market News, the premier destination for incisive coverage of the U.S. government marketplace — the world's largest and most dynamic economic sector.Each episode of "The Connection" offers a deep dive into the latest government market developments, from emerging contracting opportunities to the nuances of policy trends that are reshaping the landscape. Listeners will gain invaluable insights through expert interviews, analysis, and commentary that illuminate the strategies and challenges of business-government interactions.Our distinguished guests, including public officials, seasoned business leaders, and the foremost experts on public-private collaboration, will provide you with the knowledge and perspectives necessary to thrive in this multi-trillion-dollar marketplace. Whether you're a government contractor looking to fine-tune your approach, a policymaker shaping the future of public sector partnerships, or an industry professional aiming to stay ahead of the curve. With comprehensive coverage led by a cadre of former government executives committed to fostering successful public and private sector collaborations.Meet the Expert Co-Hosts:
Marshall Macomber is a visionary executive with a unique blend of business development, political strategy, communications, and public sector experience. He is founder and president of ThinkP3, a DC-based consulting and lobbying firm promoting innovative infrastructure solutions and alternative delivery models such as public-private partnerships (P3s). He played a key role in the 2021 infrastructure bill, initiating a vital USDOT program for state DOTs. Macomber is also a former Chief of Staff to Congressman Mike Rogers and holds an MBA from Georgetown University. A member of George Washington University’s ESG & Infrastructure Steering Group and other boards, he is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at industry events.  A driving passion for growing public transit, building walkable and equitable cities, decarbonizing America’s energy grid, and improving railroad infrastructure and operations gets him up in the morning and keeps him up at night.
 
Mary Scott Nabers is President/CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI). SPI is a recognized pioneer in the business of partnering public and private entities for commercial ventures.  A recognized expert in government contracting, procurement consulting, business development, political strategy, and P3s. She is the author of Collaboration Nation – How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government & Inside the Infrastructure Revolution – A Roadmap for Rebuilding America.
Mary served as a statewide office holder in Texas for a decade and founded Strategic Partnerships, Inc., a 28 year old company that offers procurement consulting, research, government affairs and guidance in Public Private Partnerships to clients from all industry groups. The SPI Team provides consulting services in 18 states and research service in all 50 states.Her articles have been published by media outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, The Hill, & POLITICO

    The Connection Season 1 Finale

    The Connection Season 1 Finale

    Send us a Text Message.In this season finale, hosts Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers reflect on the highlights of season one. They discuss major themes like disruption, decision-makers and key issues in government funding, emphasizing the crucial role of public-private partnerships in addressing infrastructure challenges. They touch on significant events like the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore and innovations such as Vertiports and broadband expansion. Looking forward to season...

    • 20 min
    Episode 11 - Former port director discusses the future of America's ports

    Episode 11 - Former port director discusses the future of America's ports

    Send us a Text Message.In Episode 11 of The Connection, hosts Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers talk with Chris Ward, former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, about the implications of the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore and the future of U.S. ports. They discuss the growing importance of private sector investment for port operations, including climate change and infrastructure challenges. Tune in for expert insights on the evolving role of ports and ...

    • 25 min
    Episode 10 - Best practices for winning federal grant funding with Mary Scott Nabers and Marshall Macomber

    Episode 10 - Best practices for winning federal grant funding with Mary Scott Nabers and Marshall Macomber

    Send us a Text Message.Join Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers as they explore the complexities of government grant funding. With Congress allocating over $1 trillion annually, Marshall and Mary provide a candid discussion on the opportunities and challenges within this substantial funding pool. Through practical analysis and expert advice, they offer essential strategies for effectively navigating the grant process. From fostering partnerships to articulating project benefits, you...

    • 17 min
    Episode 9 - North Texas Mayor Discusses Upcoming Opportunities

    Episode 9 - North Texas Mayor Discusses Upcoming Opportunities

    Send us a Text Message.Join Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers on the latest episode of "The Connection" as they sit down with Mayor Jim Ross of Arlington, Texas. Mayor Ross discusses the vibrant growth and development in Arlington, sharing insights on the city's strategic partnerships and innovative approaches to fostering economic prosperity, education and community well-being. Tune in to learn how Mayor Ross's leadership and collaborative efforts are shaping the future of A...

    • 22 min
    Episode 8 - Upcoming Transit-Oriented Development Projects

    Episode 8 - Upcoming Transit-Oriented Development Projects

    Send us a Text Message.Join Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers on The Connection podcast as they explore the latest in transit-oriented development (TOD). Delving into TOD and affordable housing initiatives nationwide, they highlight the impact of federal funding on urban landscapes and community well-being. Discover the transformative potential of public-private partnerships (P3s) in driving innovation and addressing housing challenges. Don't miss this insightful discussion on shaping t...

    • 19 min
    Episode 7 - How Louisiana was the First State to Receive BEAD Approval

    Episode 7 - How Louisiana was the First State to Receive BEAD Approval

    Send us a Text Message.Join hosts Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers as they sit down with Thomas Tyler, Deputy Director of the State Broadband Office in Louisiana, for an insightful conversation on broadband development and connectivity initiatives. Thomas provides an in-depth overview of Louisiana's efforts to bridge the digital divide, including the establishment of the Connect LA office and the implementation of strategic broadband grant programs. With a focus on urgency and collabor...

    • 19 min

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