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Webinar: How to Search Records in Milliseconds vs Minutes

Avenu’s webinar showcases a cutting-edge new document search tool developed specifically for local government in partnership with Google Cloud and Sada Systems. Clearview Super Search enables governments to access documents with lightning speed across departments. The advanced search techniques allow constituents to quickly and conveniently search, purchase and download files, reducing support calls, while increasing revenue and productivity.

Transforming IT Services for Your Business or Jurisdiction

Local governments know that managing IT is a constant challenge.

Beware of “Dark Store” Tax Assessments

Big box retailers are increasingly using the “dark store” tax strategy under which they want to pay property tax for one thriving location based on comparables that are no longer operating. The lower valuation is costing governments millions of dollars, as one county in Kansas found out after a state review board said it overvalued Walmart’s stores by $60 million.

Managing Disruption: Using Data to Drive Local Government Transformation

Just when you think you’ve figured out how to secure your information technology (IT) systems, along comes the Internet of Things. Disruptive forces present a constant challenge to local government leaders because they upend traditional processes, time-honored delivery methods and citizen expectations.

Millions Recovered in Beaumont, TX

In 2010, Beaumont’s leaders partnered with Avenu to explore a different kind of resource: untapped revenue. Starting with a simple hotel audit, they discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in hotel taxes. The partnership — and its associated revenue stream — continue to grow; with Avenu’s resources, insight, and expertise, Beaumont has tapped into millions in additional hotel taxes, sales and use taxes, and more.

CA – Summer Recess Edition – Legislative Review and Recent Legal Decisions

This expanded edition covers viable revenue-related proposed measures that impact local governments.    Local agencies continue to seek bills allowing for the authorization for transaction and use taxes beyond the statutory cap level;  SB 344 would provide a one year sunset extension that will allow the continuation of utility user tax revenues from prepaid wireless,  several measures impact business license processes. READ MORE HERE.

Avenu Today and Tomorrow: A conversation with CEO Paul Colangelo

Although Avenu is a new name to many jurisdictions, it has a heritage that goes back decades. Companies that Avenu has acquired were prominent among the cities and counties they served, and Avenu embodies their great characteristics in its vision going forward. Here Avenu CEO Paul Colangelo gives perspective on how Avenu supports its government customers.

Unclaimed Property: How to Collect Your Cash

If you’ve ever come across change in your jean pocket or a few dollars in an old purse, you know the giddy joy of finding missing money. When you’re tight on cash, those extra few bucks can make all the difference. But what if you were able to come across more than that?

Bucking the Revenue Trend in Vestavia Hills, Alabama

How Avenu Insights & Analytics helped Vestavia Hills, AL recover nearly $1.67 million in lost revenue and helped establish an online filing and payment system for its constituents.

Spanish-language Version of MissingMoney.com Offers Free Search for Unclaimed Money

Spanish speakers can now see if there is any money in their name being held by state governments. A free search on the new Spanish-language version of MissingMoney.com will show if there are any forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policies, money transfers or utility deposits in their name. Each year the states receive billions of dollars in unclaimed assets and they also return billions to rightful owners.

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