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What You Need to Know About Local Drone Laws

What You Need to Know About Local Drone Laws

Due to its popularity, the United States is beginning to create guidelines and restrictions for non-recreational and recreational drone users.
Is Your City The Latest to Enact a Natural Gas Ban?

Is Your City The Latest to Enact a Natural Gas Ban?

In case you haven’t heard, several U.S. states have voted to ban the use of natural gas in newly-built residential and commercial properties.
4 Ways Microgrids are Energizing Local Economies

4 Ways Microgrids are Energizing Local Economies

For years, cities in the United States have been working to transition into more flexible energy resources. In California, regulators believe microgrids are the answer they’ve been looking for. They’ve approved a $200 million budget that would adopt the technology to supply power through extended wildfire-prevention blackouts. In addition to withstanding natural…
Technology is Enhancing How Urban Planning Tackles Air Quality Issues

Technology is Enhancing How Urban Planning Tackles Air Quality Issues

According to the World Health Organization, more than half of the world’s population live in cities. By 2050, this number is expected to grow to two-thirds. As these communities continue to grow, air pollution is becoming a heavy burden on urban planning professionals. Today, air quality is being monitored and…
3 Waste Disposal Issues Happening Around The United States

3 Waste Disposal Issues Happening Around The United States

One of the most important topics of discussion in our society is the mounting waste disposal problem our world is facing. Many experts say the world’s trash is at a crisis level, and we must act now to reverse its impact. As a result, many local government agencies are facing…
How Water Scarcity Impacts Regulations and Why It Matters to Utility Companies

How Water Scarcity Impacts Regulations and Why It Matters to Utility Companies

Water scarcity leads to conflict as competition grows to obtain diminishing resources for use. As a result, utility companies rely on local water regulations.
3 Reasons Why You Should Track Regulations Regarding Land Use

3 Reasons Why You Should Track Regulations Regarding Land Use

Land use is an important part of business growth. But, with so many guidelines, it can be difficult for business owners to follow.
How Does The Local Government Regulate The Utilities Sector?

How Does The Local Government Regulate The Utilities Sector?

Most people receive their utility services from private companies that are regulated at the Federal, State, and local government level. These private utility companies must abide by regulations made at the State and local level by public service commissions. Whether the company specializes in water or energy, State and local…
3 Reasons to Track Local Government Agendas

3 Reasons to Track Local Government Agendas

Through the chaos of daily work, it’s critical to stay updated on the issues that matter most to you and your business at the local level.
FDA Outlines Guidelines for Developing Cannabis and Cannabis-Based Products

FDA Outlines Guidelines for Developing Cannabis and Cannabis-Based Products

FDA released a draft that provides guidance for companies interested in developing drugs with cannabis or cannabis-derived products. Learn what this entails.
Will Electric Vehicles Take Over?

Will Electric Vehicles Take Over?

For the last decade, the auto industry has seen a growing demand for electric vehicles. However, it’s recently encountered hurdles that have slowed it down. Strict regulations have been enacted to freeze federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards. Sales in key markets for the vehicles slumped in the…
The Evolution of Cybersecurity

The Evolution of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is more important now than ever before. With companies working from home they must have a security strategy in place when operating online.
How COVID-19 is Reshaping Public Transportation

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Public Transportation

A new study claims the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a chance for cities to enhance their public transportation. But will lawmakers seize the opportunity?
How COVID-19 May Ensure Telehealthcare Is Here to Stay

How COVID-19 May Ensure Telehealthcare Is Here to Stay

Telehealthcare has increasingly grown popular amongst patients. COVID-19 has only bolstered its popularity to the point it will remain an option after.
President Trump Waives Regulations to Speed Construction of Border Wall

President Trump Waives Regulations to Speed Construction of Border Wall

In February, the Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started waiving procurement regulations in order to speed up the construction of the U.S./Mexico border wall. According to the DHS, eliminating procurement regulations will allow 177 miles of wall to be built more quickly in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and…
Regulating Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Businesses Across the U.S.

Regulating Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Businesses Across the U.S.

One enterprise that has been popping up across the United States is peer-to-peer car sharing. This is when ordinary people rent out their personal vehicles for other people to drive for a duration of time. As this form of car-sharing becomes more prominent in our society, it’s no surprise that…
How Mobile Medical Clinics Bring Care to Vulnerable Communities

How Mobile Medical Clinics Bring Care to Vulnerable Communities

LAs the U.S. healthcare system reevaluates it’s care delivery system to provide better accessibility and improved patient health outcomes; there is one area of medical care that is becoming popular. Mobile health clinics are exactly how they sound. Instead of visiting a doctor’s office or health center to receive care,…
FAA Proposes Safety Standards for Drone Delivery

FAA Proposes Safety Standards for Drone Delivery

Drone delivery has been all the buzz ever since Amazon began private trials in England, and the first customer delivery by drone recently took place. While Amazon is at the forefront of beta testing their drone delivery service, many other businesses can benefit from automated delivery. The FAA recently released…
How Cannabis Banking Could Benefit the Government

How Cannabis Banking Could Benefit the Government

Currently, the cannabis industry has a hard time accessing banking operations as only about 30 banks have accepted cannabis-based companies.
Construction Labor Shortage

Construction Labor Shortage

In the 2008 financial crisis, the construction industry had to stop a lot of production, which resulted in a construction labor shortage.
Taxi Driver Bailout

Taxi Driver Bailout

Taxi drivers are suffering especially since rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft took a fair share of the transportation market. Additionally, another factor that has played a role in the hardship of taxi drivers in New York City are the medallions.
Microgrids Are Changing Energy Sources

Microgrids Are Changing Energy Sources

Cities in the United States are shifting away from using traditional centralized energy generation to microgrids; a smarter more flexible energy resource.
Solutions to Medical Transportation

Solutions to Medical Transportation

Today, there are many economic factors that affect patients' ability to gain access to healthcare, however, insufficient medical transportation is proving to be a big factor.
5G is Here

5G is Here

Whether you have seen it being discussed in the news, have watched an ad, or live in a city where it’s already being utilized, 5G is present in our lives.
Green Construction is a Growing Industry

Green Construction is a Growing Industry

Local governments are now considering sustainability issues when monitoring construction development and are requiring companies to use green construction.
Banking Regulations & Security Requirements That Will Impact 2020

Banking Regulations & Security Requirements That Will Impact 2020

With growing technology comes more opportunity for a data breach that compromises financial information.
Alcohol Rules and Regulations

Alcohol Rules and Regulations

Cities & towns are constantly changing their alcohol rules and laws. You can stay updated on council meetings with Agenda Discovery.
PFA’s & Groundwater Regulations

PFA’s & Groundwater Regulations

PFA’s have been around since the 1940s, yet recently, companies have been dealing with the aftermath of their destruction.
Local Cable and Broadband Regulation

Local Cable and Broadband Regulation

California is the most recent state to vote for open access internet, despite the Federal Trade Commission’s repeal earlier this year.
Legislative Tracking: Minimum Wage Increase

Legislative Tracking: Minimum Wage Increase

Americans are seeing the highest minimum wage increases in history. So how did we get here? Cue our nation’s state and local governments.
Smart Cities are Coming

Smart Cities are Coming

A smart city is a city that utilizes IoT for the management of its core systems like transportation, parking, crime, and more.
Legislative Tracking: Plastic Water Bottle Bans

Legislative Tracking: Plastic Water Bottle Bans

Americans purchased 11 billion plastic bottles in 2018 & only one-fifth was recycled. That means 8.8 billion plastic bottles were left in the environment.