Source: Governing, 2013
From the introduction:
Twenty Five years ago GOVERNING was launched to report on the historic shift in power from the nation’s capital to its states and localities. State and local responsibilities have expanded during that time and now, with combined spending at just over $2.5 trillion per year, America’s state and local governments constitute the single largest market for goods and services in the world.
The GOVERNING 2013 Market Briefing gives you a first look at the economic, political and policy landscape, identifying the issues and trends we think will have the greatest impact on the state and local government market and on your business and advocacy efforts in the year ahead…In the pages that follow, you’ll get an in-depth look at each sector—finance, transportation and infrastructure, health and human services, the public workforce, technology—and at the state and local government market overall. …In addition to our in-house analysis, the chapters in Volume II—provided by GOVERNING’s stellar roster of state and local government association, nonprofit and media partners—make this a resource you will refer to year-round…