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Public-Private Partnership Helps the City of Riverside, Missouri land $45 Million Automotive Plant

The key to any good public-private partnership (P3) is having the vision and commitment to succeed. For all those interested in growing a community through economic development, what occurred in Riverside, Missouri, this morning is a great example of the public and private sector working together to accomplish more than they could individually.

Thoughts From the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Chicago

I’m currently wrapping up a great weekend at the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Planning Conference in Chicago, Illinois. For the MCL Blog readers unfamiliar with this event, the APA hosts an annual development conference for planning professionals and representatives from communities all over the United States. The five-day conference offers seminars on a broad range of topics, from common planning problems like the use of economic development incentives, to some unique regional issues, such as whether roosters and goats should be allowed under a city’s urban agriculture ordinance. (Think Portland!)

Preventing Construction Job Completion Issues During Inclement Weather

The recent snow storms in the Midwest and the possibility of ongoing weather interruptions this week have many business owners facing issues such as lost productivity and client service interruption. Most business owners should be wondering: “Is there anything I do to prevent lost productivity and potential job completion problems?” Here at MidwestConstructionLaw.com, we’ve come up with a few tips for providing outstanding service to construction projects/ clients during inclement weather.

Zombie E-mails and the Death of Your Construction Case

You don’t know it yet, but there are e-mails stored on your computer that can be taken completely out of context in litigation. Frightened? You should be. Zombie e-mails are out to destroy your business.

Pavement without Permit=Payment: Asphalt Company Pays $36K to Settle Violation of Clean Air Act

An Idaho paving and asphalt company agreed to pay $36,360 to settle a complaint by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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