LANSING, Mich. — The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) will be holding a workshop entitled "Implementing Partnerships for Infrastructure" on May 11, 2011. The workshop will be held at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, on the campus of Michigan State University, in Lansing, Michigan.
Michigan Lt. Governor, Brian Calley, will be speaking at the workshop. A major component of his presentation will involve the New International Trade Crossing (NITC), the proposed bridge to connect Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario.
The public-private partnership model has been used for more than 20 years to successfully build state and local government buildings including courthouses, jails, schools, libraries, fire stations, roads, bridges and public transit. Attendees will learn how these types of projects were conceived, developed and became a reality with private capital and non-traditional financing alternatives. The speakers' roster includes local and national experts who will focus on what makes a successful project, strategies for identifying available money and how to position your project to serve as a catalyst for economic development and, ultimately, job creation.
"This event is designed to help government officials, engineers, contractors and developers learn how public-private partnerships can help them implement infrastructure projects and meet their needs," Dave Lick,a shareholder at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC,said.
Lick is one of the organizers and will speak at the workshop on the legislative and regulatory provisions that facilitate the use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects. Examples of different types of projects will also be covered. Lick is a widely respected attorney for his knowledge and experience in public-private partnerships. He has developed financing mechanisms for water and wastewater systems, roads, bridges, material recovery facilities and other infrastructure needs.
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