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National Economic Outlook for 2022

On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Leo Feler, an Economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast for an economic outlook for 2022.

The Top Four Challenges State & Local Governments Face in 2022

As we start moving towards to a post-pandemic state, we need to prepare for the top challenges state and local governments are facing in 2022. Avenu’s CEO, Paul Colangelo, spends a great deal of time working with government leaders across the country and has a keen understanding of the challenges that lie ahead.

Lessons in Public Administration from the Legendary Merrett Stierheim

On this episode, we are joined by legendary public administrator Merrett Stierheim.

Short-Term Rental Solutions Helps Communities Increase Revenue and Efficiency

Short-term rental listings are expected to grow by nearly 21% in 2022. However, localities are finding it harder to effectively monitor and tax these properties.

Helping Local Governments Prepare for Natural Disasters

On this episode, we are joined by Robert Pesapane of FEMA.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Adds Public Sector Talent in California

Rachelle Arizmendi Joins Avenu Bringing a Life-Long Career of Service and Public Sector Experience to Make an Impact

FRESNO, Calif., April 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) recently announced the addition of Rachelle Arizmendi as one of the company’s Government Industry Advisors. Rachelle joins Avenu as a native Californian with a life-long career in serving the public sector and numerous leadership positions.

Louisiana’s Solution to Tax Admin

The State of Louisiana needed a ‘one-stop shop’ for the entire Louisiana business community that reduced the burden of processing and filing paper returns for Sales and Use, Occupational License, & Hotel Tax.

Are Utility Franchise Fees Making 10% of Your Revenue?

Utility Franchise Fees can represent up to 10% of a local government’s annual revenue, so it is essential to understand what is truly going on within these payments. A Utility Franchise Fee is essentially rent being paid by a utility to a city or county for the use of their rights-of-way. The typical utilities that pay franchise fees are electric, natural gas, telephone, video/cable, waste hauler, and water utilities.

Treasury Releases Final ARPA Rule Providing Clearer Rules & More Flexibility

Common top of mind initiatives for state and local governments often includes modernizing technology, streamlining operations, and improving services for citizens. Of course, each of these initiatives requires funds…which may have just arrived.

Avenu Honors Plymouth County, MA, as Inaugural Book One Club Member

It was with great pleasure that Avenu recently honored Plymouth County, MA, as our Inaugural Book One Club member. The Book One Club was launched by Avenu to honor local governments who have gone to great lengths to digitize back to their very first record, also known as “book one.”