economic development

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Partnering Early Helps Transportation Agencies Deliver More Value for Travelers

Public sector authorities are realizing that many times they are not ready to implement projects as P3s. They need more time to define their objectives and goals for the project, properly define the scope and phasing, and understand and fairly allocate risks between the public and private sectors. As a result, a number of agencies are opting for or at least considering a different approach – engaging private-sector players earlier at a point more upstream in the planning process through what is known as a pre-development agreement (PDA).

October 30, 2019 3 min read By: David S. Blaisdell, Senior Manager, Bechtel Enterprises (BEn)
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U.S. EXIM Bank: A Champion for Jobs

If we want to deliver on the U.S. commitment to responsible, sustainable development around the world while championing U.S. jobs, we need the reach of our EXIM Bank.

May 09, 2018 By: Brendan Bechtel, Chairman and CEO of the Bechtel Group
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Why Aren't Lenders Financing Projects in Latin America?

Bechtel's Héctor L. García joined a panel of industry experts to discuss Latin America's significant infrastructure gap and uninterested financial lenders.

March 29, 2018 By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
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Rethinking Construction, Workforce Development, and Local Economic Development

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world needs to invest around $3.3 trillion dollars in infrastructure through 2030 to meet economic growth forecasts. A skilled construction workforce is essential to meeting this demand.

November 02, 2017 By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
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Raising standards of a sustainable supply chain

Bechtel's president for Latin America discusses the importance of developing a sustainable global supply chain and working with suppliers from Latin America.

August 01, 2017 By: Hector Garcia
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The circular economy advantage on Bechtel projects

With global population expected to swell to an estimated 9 billion by 2050, the intelligent use of limited resources in production and consumption has become a subject of socio-political, environmental, and economic discussion.

May 02, 2017 By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
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One thing business can do to address fresh water risk

CI's Marielle Canter Wienkel recommends what companies can do to address fresh water risk.

January 18, 2017 By: Marielle Canter Weikel, Conservation International
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Balancing fresh water consumption and capacity

Dr. Troeng shares the importance of water consumption planning and ways to use existing water.

January 16, 2017 By: Dr Sebastian Troeng, Conservation International
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Cultivate business in Latin America

Small businesses are an unmistakable engine of economic growth in Latin America, and a critical part of any international company’s supply chain when it works in the region.

November 15, 2016 By: Hector Garcia