shovel-ready


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shov·el-read·y

 (shŭv′əl-rĕd′ē)
adj.
Relating to a construction project that is past the planning stage and is at a point where work can begin.
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shovel-ready

adj
of or relating to a construction project that is ready to start immediately
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The Northern Budget they are asking for would include PS39billion for the Northern Powerhouse rail network to link cities, and PS7billion for "shovel-ready" projects by the mid-2020s.
"This well-capitalized sponsor has done a fantastic job assembling and planning this shovel-ready site and the deal was particularly attractive at a less than $100 per square foot loan basis and less than 50 percent of cost," said Josh Zegen, co-founder and managing principal of MRC.
"What we mean when we say cash-based budgeting is we all want to see projects included in the national expenditure program that 'shovel-ready' or those that can be implemented immediately," she said.
A fifth train is under construction and a sixth is fully permitted and shovel-ready, representing up to 27M metric tons per year of LNG capacity at the site.
For every $1 of public benefit, the company will invest $28.50 into the local economy.<br />"We are very excited to see the first development at our latest shovel-ready site in LeRoy," GCEDC board chairman Paul Battaglia said in a statement.
City centre-based Richborough Estates, which provides housebuilders with access to shovel-ready sites for construction, will use the funding to increase its portfolio of land and serve the rising demand for homes across the UK.
When Preston and Hutchinson meet with domestic and foreign companies to discuss investment opportunities in Arkansas, it's crucial that the state has "shovel-ready" sites.
Blue Earth County Commissioner Vance Stuehrenberg, a Progress in Motion supporter, said the federal plan presents a real opportunity for states that can show they have shovel-ready plans and funding in place.
(NASDAQ: SKYS) has acquired a 24mw portfolio of small generator solar projects developed by Italy based smart energy company Renergetica, including three Chile-based shovel-ready projects, the company said.
Buiter said, 'I am surprised that there is no long list of shovel-ready infrastructure projects, with impact assessments done, NIMBY (not-in-my-backyard) considerations dealt with, only waiting for a yes and the money...Apparently such a list doesn't exist, and won't be around until 2020 or thereabouts.'