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Maxwell Dean David Van Slyke discusses Public-Private Partnerships In Trump’s Infrastructure Plan in Politico

President Trump has repeatedly emphasized the importance of the private sector’s role in a national infrastructure plan. Dean Van Slyke, a leading international expert on public-private partnerships and public sector contracts, offers his insight on the emerging details. He cautions, “The best way for government officials to ensure that a public-private partnership benefits their constituents is to take the necessary time to understand the proposed deal, run the numbers and perform the due diligence.” There are significant benefits to be enjoyed by both the public and the private sector with a partnership, but patience, Dean Van Slyke urges, can optimize those benefits in infrastructure delivery.