Small Business Bookmarks
A review of websites geared toward small business owners shows a wide array of resources are available with the click of a mouse. Among our top picks are: Small Business Administration,...

An Economic Evaluation of Beaches in California

Exploiting Parcel-Level GIS for Land Use Modeling

Economic Impact of Managing Sea Water Intrusion
Sea water intrusion into a coastal aquifer may result from continued over extraction of the aquifer. In many coastal communities, sea water intrusion has led to artificial recharge programs...

Waste Not in Wisconsin
Nationwide, local public works departments wrestle with the problem and costs of cleaning up abandoned landfill sites. Often, municipalities acquire property through tax foreclosures or...

Financing the Future of Storm Water
For Sarasota County, Fla., draining storm water no longer means draining municipal funds. By establishing a modern storm-water utility, the county has provided a dedicated funding source...

Fleet Management - Finance and Tax Impacts

Lewis and Clark Rural Water System: A Regional Approach to Solving Domestic Water Supply Problems for a Tri-State Area
The proposed Lewis and Clark Rural Water System (L&CRWS) is a treated, bulk water delivery system. Membership includes twenty-two communities and rural water systems in southeastern...

Vietnam: Taming the Tiger
For businesses, few developing countries offer as many opportunities in a stable political environment as Vietnam. Nevertheless, the country's commercial and legal systems...

Survival Skills
Thinking of what will become of a firm once an owner leaves is an important topic what many owners of firms choose to ignore. As a result, many firms fail soon after ownership is transferred....

The Structural History of the Jacob Bachmann Tavern
The Jacob Bachmann Tavern is located in Easton, Pennsylvania. It is a collection of four interconnected buildings that have been constructed and modified over a period of 240 years. Structural...

Cross Section 90's—A Profile of User Fee Funded Stormwater Utility Practices in the U.S.
The task of securing adequate tax funding to support a stormwater drainage system regarding operating and capital needs is discussed. An innovative and practical solution was arrived at;...

Recent Developments in Innovative Finance
A major challenge facing state and local transportation officials is the shortfall in financial resources to respond to increasing needs. It is becoming increasingly difficult for traditional...

Keeping the Books: A Taxing Task
Keeping two sets of financial books used to be considered a criminal act. Now it may mean survival for building contractors. Construction contractors are faced with the challenge of following...

Implementing the Payments-Equal-to-Taxes (PETT) Program in Nevada

Seven Legal Strategies to Cool Global Warming
The author holds that there are seven types of legal approaches which can be employed by different levels of government to cool global warming. Application of these strategies, singly...

The Use of Road Impact Fees in the United States
The roads of American cities have been subjected to ever increasing traffic while maintenance and improvement programs have lagged. The result have been deterioration of roads and brisges,...

The Last Freeway
Ever since what's now known as the Pasadena Freeway was completed in 1940, Los Angeles has been synonymous with the freeway—first with the ease and speed of transport it represented...

Demand Management Strategies for Providence Water Supply Board
The Providence water supply is the largest in Rhode Island, and the demands placed upon it continue to increase with the growth of the area as other systems turn to it as a preferred source...

The Ala Wai Canal—From Wetlands to World-Famous Waikiki
The Ala Wai Canal, a man-made tidal estuary on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is located about a half mile (0.8 km) landward of Waikiki beach and is two miles (3.2 km) long. As Hawaii's...

 

 

 

 

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