'Bright Ideas' Offers Recovery Act Investment Advice

National Strategies, LLC (NSI), a nationally recognized business-to-government consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., has launched the Bright Ideas Book, a collection of thought-provoking ideas for governors, mayors, legislators, and all public officials grappling with how best to invest the funding that is flowing from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"Our country's political leaders face an extraordinary challenge and opportunity – how to best deploy billions of dollars to solve near-term economic challenges while also creating much needed momentum to take our communities and our nation back to long-term prosperity," said Donna Harris, partner and chief operating officer of NSI. "In an attempt to provide insight to these questions, we collaborated with leaders from private industry, associations, foundations, think tanks, non-profits, and government – people with true passion for creating long-standing, positive outcomes for our communities. The Bright Ideas Book emerged from those conversations."

"Our economy is in an unprecedented crisis and more than ever we need leaders to deliver new and innovative ideas," said Parris Glendening, former governor of Maryland and senior adviser to NSI for Environment and Energy. "Our citizens and our communities need sustainable work and the nation is turning to our government leaders for guidance. There is an abundance of good ideas and innovation in our own backyard. This book represents some of those best ideas, ways in which our leaders can make a difference and transform our national economy."

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