By Mary Scott Nabers Published June 13, 2012 11:00 a.m.
“All across the land trouble is brewing, as tax revenues continue to shrink and The Great Recession slogs on. ... Almost every state has reduced educational funds and numerous school districts are being forced to lay off teachers, reduce bus services and eliminate curriculum. Colleges and universities, public hospitals, law enforcement organizations and public transportation agencies are struggling to find additional revenues. Roads and bridges can no longer be maintained with public funds.
Relief won’t come quickly or easily, but one thing is crystal clear: government must reach out to private sector partners for innovative solutions.”
About Mary Scott Nabers | Mary Scott Nabers is President and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc., the co-founder of the Gemini Global Group, and the author of Collaboration Nation: How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government. Learn more about Mary at maryscottnabers.com, Strategic Partnerships, or the Gemini Global Group website.http://maryscottnabers.com/