The official start of Hurricane Season 2009 saw Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Alabama Governor Bob Riley, President Barack Obama and other regional officials issuing words of warning and support in preparation for the next hurricane strikes. But state and federal officials aren’t the only ones marking the beginning of hurricane season. Government contractors, offering infrastructure network, disaster relief and database back-up solutions have also joined in the conversation.
New York Governor David Paterson unveiled a statewide economic strategy to capitalize on federal stimulus dollars Monday. The Governor’s plan looks to drive the New York economic recovery by tapping funds available to the fields of clean energy, environmental sustainability, technology and health care.
The National Association of Counties’ Rural Action Caucus (RAC) recently returned from a “fly-in” advocacy effort in Washington, D.C. to promote rural America’s most pressing issues.
With the aid of money from the Recovery Act, and a new study finding that cumulative spending on “smart grid” infrastructure will exceed $33 billion by 2014, smart grids will not want for funding. But grid and smart meter standards remain a key hurdle for the industry.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) released an update of “New Projects” being undertaken by member counties with Recovery Act dollars.