Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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Generative AI: The next S-curve for the semiconductor industry?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The surge of interest in and use of generative AI translates to higher demand for semiconductors, pushing the industry to innovate faster and produce more capable and efficient chips.

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Pro teams aim to score nicer stadiums—and maybe more—from the public

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Sports teams are asking for millions of dollars in public subsidies to build or refurbish their stadiums, and many want to create nearby fan districts to boost their bottom lines too.

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Economic conditions outlook, March 2024

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Survey responses show increased confidence in the economy—globally and at home. Geopolitical concerns persist, and respondents increasingly view political transitions and policy changes as pressing risks.

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Without federal internet subsidies, state efforts to offer low-cost broadband could be impacted

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The end of the Affordable Connectivity Program will not only impact the 23 million households participating, but also those who live in areas where broadband is being built out.

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The Ultimate Playground Inspection Handbook

Dive into the world of playground safety with this complimentary guide. It offers a detailed exploration of essential practices to ensure the utmost safety for children. Delve into inspection techniques, from assessing equipment conditions to evaluating surfacing materials. Gain insights into maintenance strategies to keep playgrounds in top-notch condition year-round.

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Good Jobs, Great Cities Spotlight: Monroe, NC

NLC (National League of Cities)

In May of 2023, Monroe, North Carolina, was selected for the inaugural Good Jobs, Great Cities Academy, a first-of-its-kind national technical assistance initiative and partnership between NLC and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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States look to Medicaid to curb maternal mortality

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Expanding Medicaid postpartum care from 60 days to 12 months gives states more tools for addressing rising maternal death rates.

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Some low-wage earners must choose between pay raises and government assistance

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Lawmakers in North Carolina heard from experts about the “benefits cliff” and how other jurisdictions are developing strategies to lessen its impact on low-income families.

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Pali Bhat on building intelligent products

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Reddit chief product officer Pali Bhat shares his approach to creating innovative products—and how machine learning and artificial intelligence will change that approach.

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Unlocking the Power of Data at the Healthy Housing Symposium

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Brandon Boccher Are you a municipal leader looking to use healthy housing data to enhance service delivery and promote health equity within your community? Do you want to explore existing platforms to understand how your municipality can leverage data-driven solutions to implement healthy housing solutions effectively?

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Author Talks: Charles Duhigg on how the best communicators ‘click’

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

How can you make your conversations count? A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer reveals what “supercommunicators” do differently.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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With energy demand surging, utilities fall back on their old standby: Fossil fuels.

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Federal incentives for clean energy are struggling to overcome old-school planning.

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