While common in other parts of the world, public-private partnerships have traditionally been a rarity in the United States. According to Charles Renner, head of Kansas City law firm Husch Blackwell's P3 group, this trend is changing. “After the recession, public-private partnerships showed themselves to be a feasible approach in getting projects done and underway,” Renner said. “The projects that are getting done through the P3 approach are still few and far between. But they are becoming gradually more common.”
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