Public Private Projects (PPPs)
Despite a large spike in 2007 of state legislation for public private projects (PPPs), last year saw a significant decrease in the number of states that passed such permits. This is likely a result of the diminishing private funding for PPPs due to the current economic conditions within the United States. Additionally, recent reports from the U.S. House Transportation Committee on PPPs could have reflected negatively on them as well. However, international funding may still be an option seeing how PPPs were originally an overseas model. While many are concerned with the concept of PPPs in the United States, state officials should be able to protect public interest in PPPs with concession contracts, in which they have been able to provide oversight and address work force issues.
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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.