This Guide provides detailed, expert analysis of 28 municipal finance tools for city leaders investing in the future. Many of the tools represent alternatives to the traditional funding mechanisms municipalities have used for decades.
Financing and procurement tools
To help governments improve service delivery, Council Associate Partner Imex Systems Inc. is pioneering a public-private partnership model where governments can obtain multi-channel service delivery infrastructure at no cost or minimal capital and operating costs. Get details in this white paper.
This report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government is based on detailed analysis of five public sector contracts for cloud services. From the five case studies, the authors developed a series of recommendations for government organizations to guide them in the writing and negotiating of contracts for cloud services.
Sponsored by CDW•G, this guide provides information on grants that are, in many cases, intended for use by local governments. Many of the grants emphasize research and investment into new information technologies and other technological innovations.
A free software tool from the U.S. Department of Energy provides computational support for analyzing capital investments in buildings. But it can be used for almost any project type in which higher capital investment costs lower future operating-related costs. Click for more details and a download link.