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Licensing and Managing Cannabis Programs: A New Challenge for State and Local Governments

State governments have responded to the public’s desire for cannabis by legalizing medicinal and recreational cannabis. Today, cannabis is legal to purchase recreationally in 11 states, while medical cannabis is legal in 33 states. Cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug, so it is controlled on the federal level. […]

Education Clients Speak: Contingency Plans Help to Forge Ahead

In many states, the coronavirus pandemic necessitated contingency plans allowing for a shift from in-person to remote activities. For some purposes, like most office jobs, the transition has been an adjustment, but doable and in some cases even preferable to commuting to a workplace. For example, at Microsoft, among other […]

What is a disparity study and why should your organization have one?

Do you ever wonder what it takes to conduct a disparity study, why it’s important, and the things you should consider when producing a defensible result? Our team conducts disparity studies to determine if inequities exist in public procurement and contracting that adversely affect minorities and/or women. In the Richmond […]

Regine Bonneau’s #MyMGTJourney aligns culture with volunteerism

My first interaction with the world of computers started in junior high school, using the “Green Turtle” to learn programming. From this experience, I was hooked. My love of programming also led to an interest in robotics, and I worked on anything I could get my hands on at home. […]

Short-term rentals: Three questions a city/county should answer to benefit from this market

BACKGROUND Short-term rentals (STRs) are a phenomenon of today’s “shared economy” – a world in which technology advancements have upended traditional business models. Since 2011, the number of STR properties listed on the top four websites (e.g., Airbnb, VRBO) has exploded from about 900,000 to 8 million, an increase of […]