Too Good to Be True: Scottsdale and Privatization in the 1980s (Paperback)

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Too Good to Be True: Scottsdale and Privatization in the 1980s (Paperback)

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  • Gold Medal Winner for Creative Non-Fiction 2021 eLit Awards
  • Finalist in the 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards
This is the personal story of a very public project. It's a roller-coaster ride from big achievements to colossal blunders, seen through the eyes of an ambitious MBA, in way over his head. Ultimately, it's a cautionary tale for young professionals that there's a lot to be gained by taking risks and even more to be learned from accepting defeat. In 1984, a respected Boston environmental engineering firm took on the industry's biggest engineer-constructors to win the first municipal water treatment plant privatization project in the country. The City of Scottsdale, Arizona had embarked on the "untested" financing approach to take advantage of tax incentives that arrived with the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Because it was the first of its kind, and the water industry saw many more to come, this small project captured nationwide attention. As the City raced to build the treatment facilities needed to take long-awaited water supply from the Colorado River, a team of aggressive long shots took on the world of infrastructure development and finance.
Product Details ISBN: 9798614428273
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: March 7th, 2020
Pages: 306
Language: English