The Connection

The Connection

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

Episodes

April 17, 2024 19 mins

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 ...

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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 pr...

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In this episode of The Connection podcast, co-hosts Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers welcome Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City as their guest. Mayor Holt provides insights into the leadership and development initiatives driving Oklahoma City's growth. H  

The conversation highlights a major upcoming project: the construction of a new arena, which Mayor Holt describes as a critical endeavor for maintaining Oklahoma City&a...

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In episode 5 of "The Connection," Marshall Macomber of Think P3 and Mary Scott Nabers of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. delve into the intricacies of public-private partnerships (P3s). As seasoned professionals in the field, they address the fundamental questions surrounding P3s, such as what they entail and how governments can embark on such ventures. From the importance of having a clear vision to the role of advisors in ...

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Join hosts Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers on the latest episode of The Connection: Partnering Public & Private Entities podcast, as they engage in a dynamic conversation on equity in public infrastructure with Victoria Johnson, Global Equity Director for HDR.

Johnson provides invaluable insights into the multifaceted concept of equity, delving into its implications for the distribution of benefits and burdens ...

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Join hosts Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers as they delve into the world of public-private partnerships (P3s) in Puerto Rico. In this episode, they're joined by Fermin Fontanes, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority, to discuss the thriving economy of Puerto Rico, driven by manufacturing and tourism. Discover the exciting array of P3 projects, including airports, seaports, energy in...

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🚁✨ Exploring the Future of Air Travel: Caryn Moore Lund, VP of Public Policy, Regulatory, and Government Affairs at Ferrovial Airports, delves into the revolutionary concept of Vertiports in our latest podcast episode. Discover how these small, secure facilities pave the way for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, promising eco-friendly, efficient mobility. From the timeline for commercialization to Florida lea...

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🎙️ Episode Title: "Bridging Sectors: The Debut of 'The Connection'"

Welcome to the inaugural episode of "The Connection: Partnering Public & Private Entities," where hosts Mary Scott Nabers and Marshall Macomber delve into the transformative world of public-private partnerships (PPPs). In this insightful discussion, they explore how PPPs are pivotal in tackling some of the nation's most pressi...

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